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Be careful of your pets when you use hormonal medicinal products on the skin.

In many European countries, side effects have been reported in pets whose owners use transdermal oestrogen-containing medicinal products. The pets came into contact with or licked the area where the medicinal product was applied, usually the upper arm.

Modification of the veterinary prescriptions and the administration and supply document

On 28 January 2022, the European Regulation on medicinal products for veterinary use has entered into force. Among other things, this implies that veterinarians have the obligation to use a new model format for veterinary prescriptions. These changes will take place in several phases.

New European rules on medicinal products for veterinary use as of 28 January 2022

As of 28 January 2022, Regulation 2019/6 became effective. From that moment onwards, European Member States must comply with all rules from this regulation.

Register now for the online information session on the new European veterinary medicines legislation on 15 October 2021

On 15 October 2021, the FAMHP is organising an online information session on the European Regulation 2019/6 regarding veterinary medicines. The information session is intended for people working in the Belgian pharmaceutical industry.

Warning against online sales of counterfeit medicine Seresto®, an anti-flea and anti-tick collar for cats and dogs

A counterfeit version of the medicine Seresto® collar for cats and dogs is being sold through Dutch online stores. The FAMHP warns against pet health hazards.

New ESVAC report: antibiotic use continues to decline in animal husbandry in Europe.

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.

New downward trend in the consumption of antibiotics in animal husbandry in Belgium

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.

Coronavirus: the FAMHP continues to supply essential medicinal products for intensive care and provides hospitals with daily updates

The FAMHP is addressing the concerns of healthcare professionals. To cope with the difficulties in supplying medicinal products, FAMHP experts are in constant contact with hospital pharmacies and are working tirelessly to find solutions. There is currently no shortage of medicinal products preventing the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Belgium.

COVID-19: electronic files submission

Following the recommendations of the Belgian National Security Council regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the FAMHP encourages employees to work more from home. Therefore, we ask all our partners to submit their files to us electronically as much as possible.

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