EPRUMA and the Slovak Presidency of the EU held a workshop last week to create a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in the EU. The event highlighted the need to increase the exchange of information and dialogue on best practices between public authorities and the private sector across the EU.
More than 100 delegates from the EU institutions, national authorities and professional organisations participated in the workshop, which focused on the EU’s antibiotic policy and on national approaches to responsible use. The programme showcased concrete examples on how public authorities and stakeholders in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom are implementing best practices on the use of veterinary medicines, including antibiotics.
During the event, EPRUMA partners signed a declaration emphasising their commitment to pursuing common objectives for the coming years. These include promoting animal health and welfare through the responsible use of veterinary medicines; facilitating coordination and exchange of information on best practices; and encouraging greater cooperation between national governments and stakeholders.
Thursday October 13, 2016/ EPRUMA/ European Union.