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Veterinary medicines
EU survey suggests a lack of awareness of the benefits of veterinary medicines

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A SURVEY commissioned by the International Federation for Animal Health – Europe (IFAH-Europe) to canvas the perceptions and attitudes of EU citizens towards the use of veterinary medicines in pets and farm animals has shown that, while respondents were concerned about the use of veterinary medicines and their impact on human health, their knowledge of the issue is, in general, limited.

IFAH-Europe, which represents the manufacturers of veterinary medicines, vaccines and animal health products in Europe, reports that, of the 6000 respondents from six EU countries (Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK), more than 60 per cent did not know, or did not think, that veterinary medicines had a positive impact on the welfare of farm animals. Regarding pet animals, 47 per cent of respondents said that they did not know, or did not think, that veterinary medicines had a positive impact on welfare. …

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