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Veterinary medicines and medicated feed - questions and answers

As from 28 January, a revamped legislation on veterinary medicinal products is applicable in the EU.

Adopted three years ago, Regulation (EU) 2019/6 is a cornerstone to support the achievement of the objectives set in the European One Health Action Plan and in the Farm to Fork Strategy against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The legislation also consolidates the EU’s leading role on the global stage to act against AMR.

The Regulation is central to achieve the Farm to Fork Strategy  target to reduce overall EU sales of antimicrobials by 50% for farmed animals and in aquaculture by 2030, through very concrete measures such as banning the preventive use of antibiotics in groups of animals.