RUMA: January 2020 briefing

Food service portal RUMA_56964Catch up with the latest news from RUMA

Policy & Regulation

  • UK's voluntary work on farm antibiotics examined by OIE. 

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) examines the success of public and private partnerships in veterinary success globally. 

Industry Updates 

  • Antimicrobials in agriculture 

Antibiotic sales to treat farm animals have seen a 53 percent reduction since 2013 – a great step in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. 


  • #colostrumisgold 

In February 2020 AHDB is picking up the baton of the award winning #ColostrumIsGold campaign, which communicates the benefits of colostrum and its role in reducing the need for antibiotics in beef and dairy cattle, sheep and pigs. More information can be found at

  • #VaccinesWork

This year's #VaccinesWork campaign has also been launched by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH). The initiative kicked off at the start of January on social media, promoting a series of steps farmers can take to improve the benefits arising from vaccination. The campaign comes hot on the heels of news that vaccination of the UK’s calves and sheep against livestock diseases has risen to one of the highest levels in seven years

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