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  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day: Collaborative action essential to combatting antibiotic resistance
    Brussels, 18 November 2015 -

    Speaking at the ECDC launch event (16th November 2015) of the 8th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, IFAH-Europe’s Secretary General Roxane Feller called for collaborative action from policymakers, scientists, industry, veterinarians, farmers, medical professionals, as well as the general public to address the issue of antibiotic resistance.

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  • EPRUMA launches new guidance document for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals
    Brussels, 10 November 2015 -

    Members of the European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) celebrate today 10 years of collective action to ensure best practice in animal health.

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  • Antimicrobial resistance: The European animal health industry calls for science-based policies focusing on Responsible Use
    Brussels, 23 October 2015 -

    During the conference – “Farmers and veterinarians together to tackle antimicrobial resistance” - held today under the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the International Federation for Animal Health – Europe (IFAH-Europe) called for policies regarding the use of antibiotics in animals to be based soundly on science and for the focus to be on Responsible Use of antibiotics.

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  • IFAH-Europe welcomes 5th ESVAC Report
    Brusels, 15 October 2015 -

    We Must Continue to Promote Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals 

    IFAH-Europe welcomes the 5th Report prepared by the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) group. It presents standardised sales data gathered annually on veterinary antimicrobials by class in cooperation with national authorities, and is coordinated by the European Medicines Agency.

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  • IFAH-Europe Welcomes EC Guidelines for Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in animals (2015/C 299/04)
    Brussels, 28 September 2015 -

    IFAH-Europe welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s “Guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials”. We recognise the importance of responsible use of antimicrobials, as is reflected in our longstanding support of the EPRUMA stakeholder platform, of which IFAH-Europe is a founding member. We are also a strong supporter of the European Surveillance Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) project. While Member States need to make decisions on responsible use based on their local agricultural and disease needs, co-ordination at the European level is essential to maximise their effectiveness.

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