European Commission publishes guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine

11 September, 2015

The EC has issued guidance document 2015/C 299/04 for all parties involved the manufacture, sale and use of veterinary antimicrobials (Link). The responsibilities for the prudent use of veterinary antimicrobials by the following parties are specified:

  • Prescriber
  • Administrator of the antimicrobial
  • Pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists, retailers and wholesalers
  • Feed business operators
  • Food business operators
  • Veterinary faculties and agricultural schools
  • Veterinary professional associations
  • Industry stakeholder associations
  • Farmers' associations
  • Competent authorities
  • Laboratories

The press release provides an overview of the back ground to this document (Link).

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