The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the tenth ESVAC report (European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption) about the sale of antibacterial agents for veterinary use in 2018. Further efforts remain necessary, in Belgium as well.
The new BelVet-SAC report which contains an overview of the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine is available. The 2019 results confirm the trends of previous years with consumption down 7.8% for mg of active substance/kg of biomass compared to last year. Compared to the 2011 reference year, the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine has decreased by 40.3%.
Webinar on the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in animals: 2019 results, what is the outlook after 2020?
On Monday 22 June 2020 AMCRA, FASFC, FAMHP and FPS Public Health will host a webinar presenting the latest results on the use of antibiotics in animals and the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
The FAMHP launches PharmaStatus, the new online application that collects information about the availability of medicines in Belgium and makes it public. Current information will help patients, doctors, pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry to limit the impact of unavailable medicines.
18 to 24 November, 2019 is the international week of sensitization on prudent use of antibiotics. Not only in humans, but in animals too. Antibiotic use in veterinary medicine has fallen sharply in recent years, but the fight isn't over yet.
New ESVAC report: antibiotics use falls again in animal breeding in Europe. Further efforts are necessary, in Belgium as well
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the ninth ESVAC report (European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption) about the sale of antibacterial agents for veterinary use in 2017.
New ESVAC report: European monitoring of antibiotic use in animals. Reduced usage but Belgium must continue to make efforts
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the eighth ESVAC (European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption) report on the sale of antibacterials for veterinary use in 2016.
A new BelVet-Sac report confirms the declining use of antibiotics in livestock farming. Two of the three reduction targets have already been achieved.
The results for 2017 confirm the trends of previous years with a reduced use of -7.4% mg active substance/kg biomass compared to last year. This is the biggest annual drop since 2011. Compared to the reference year 2011 it represents a total decrease of -25.9%.
The Antimicrobials Working Party from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published an important reflection paper on off-label use and the application of the cascade system for antibiotic therapy in animals.
On 30th June 2017 the eighth BelVet-SAC (Belgian Veterinary Surveillance on Antibiotic Consumption) report was published, containing the results of antibiotic use in cattle breeding.