This month, several actions and studies have been launched and published concerning the fight against antibiotic resistance at European level, and more specifically the links between the use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals.

Our sector has made this a real priority, and we must continue our efforts in this direction.

In addition, with regard to animal health, the European Commission has provided clarifications and precisions concerning registrants of veterinary medicinal products and the safe and effective use of veterinary medicinal products administered orally.

Moreover, various measures have been taken to limit the spread of epidemics such as Avian influenza, African swine fever, bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease.

With regard to animal welfare, further key steps have been taken to secure a provisional EU-Chile Free Trade Agreement. The agreement includes commitments such as the recognition of animal sentience, the progressive elimination of antibiotics used as growth promoters and provisions for cooperation on animal welfare.

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