EU’s new Animal Health Law, March 22nd 2016

EU’s new Animal Health Law, March 22nd 2016

MEPs this week formally endorsed measures to address the risks of outbreaks of animal disease such as avian bird flu or foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease. There is also increased emphasis on diseases which are transmissible to humans. The new Animal Health Law reinforces the existing obligatory reporting by farmers, animals professionals and vets. The Animal Health

Combatting AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)

Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobials such as antibiotics have been widely used as a cure all for infections since their discovery in the early 20th century, but increasing incidents of antimicrobial resistant strains of bacteria along with the sharp decline in new antimicrobial drug discovery have prompted a movement towards regulation and monitoring of antimicrobial use.