IFAH Europe calls for approach to AMR to be based on sound science

23 October, 2015

IFAH-Europe Chairman Christian Behm spoke today at a conference in Brussels to support a science-based approach to European policy on antimicrobials for veterinary use.

Whilst responsible use and monitoring should be encouraged, Behm noted that the main objective should not be simply to reduce antibiotic use, but to reduce resistance to antibiotics, and that "Care should be taken to ensure that any restrictions on the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine do not adversely impact animal health and welfare."

The press release can be viewed via the IFAH-Europe website (Link).

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