Extremely serious threat to veterinary practice therapeutics and animal welfare
Eu Commission, Member States and EU parliament need to define which antibiotics will be reserved for humans and forbidden for animal use before January 2022 when EU regulation 2019/6 will activate.
The 13th of July ENVI commission voted against the commission proposal on criteria on classification for antimicrobials reserved to human infections, also if the proposal was supported from EMA, EFSA, ECDC, OIE and WHO.
This new proposal will be voted again in the European parliament in September, and if the resolution will be voted from the majority we will see a definitive ban of Florochinolons, Cephalosporin 3rd and 4th generation, Polimixin and Macrolides.
This ban will be for all species, pets and farm animals, and several bacterial infection will be not possible to cure, generating animal suffering and mortality.
European vets are working to ask Members of European Parliaments to reject ENVI proposal and approve EMA proposal so the most of antibiotics could be used, when needed, for animal health.
Here you can find two petitions in German and in French to raise awareness to MEP’s but you can easily translate in your language opening with Google Chrome: