The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) and the VMD are today (3 November) hosting the first joint conference on the responsible use of medicines in animals.

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RUMA and the VMD are hosting the first joint conference on the responsible use of medicines in animals.

Held up as an example of industry and government working together to help veterinarians and farmers, the conference will also provide a forum to discuss the health risks caused by antibiotic resistance.

John FitzGerald, RUMA secretary general, said: “There has been much mention of responsible medicine use in both human and animal sectors and this conference aims to take this a stage further by investigating how we can turn ‘Ideas into Action’.

“With more than 150 delegates and speakers, there has been good interest in the conference. High-profile speakers from both the human and animal sectors and the delegates will look more at the practical issues of responsible use and not just the related science.

“The aim is to stimulate discussion so we can engage with and learn from each other as well as contribute to the conference outcomes.”

RUMA and the VMD will issue a joint communication after the conference to highlight its key messages.

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