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EU Ministers decision on antibiotics use and animal welfare

Ministers of the European Parliament have voted to adopt a new EU regulation aimed at improving the welfare of animals, encouraging farmers to practice good husbandry that helps prevent disease outbreaks and importantly intensify the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The MEP coordinating the vote was quoted saying “This is the first law that links animal welfare with public health under the new ‘one­health’ approach to tackle diseases that can affect both animals and humans. We are now better prepared to tackle outbreaks in the future.”

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