In a bid to keep the focus of the debate on antibiotic use fact-based, IFAH-Europe has launched an animated video to illustrate the importance of safeguarding antibiotics for animal health and welfare for the future. The video release comes ahead of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day and highlights the animal health industry’s firm commitment to pursuing the ‘Responsible Use’ approach to the use of these life-saving medicines, and as a result tackling the development of resistance.
Estimates from global bodies1 show that 20% of livestock production is lost due to animal disease. This is a reality faced by farmers around the globe that few are aware of. Ahead of World Food Day (16 October) awareness-raising activities, IFAH-Europe takes this opportunity to highlight the important role animal medicines play in the sustainable production of safe food with the aim of filling some knowledge gaps.
Parliament, held a debate today on the “Economic and social pillars of sustainable livestock production”. EU policy makers, scientists, as well as representatives from the European agricultural industry and the farming community agreed that political action is needed to incorporate the social and economic pillars of sustainability for a more innovative, climate-smart and competitive future for livestock farming.
On the 10th annual World Rabies Day, IFAH-Europe joins forces with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to raise awareness on the need for continued rabies vaccination obligations in the EU and support for global eradication projects.