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THE Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) adopted a position statement on the relationship between animal welfare and the use of antibiotics in food animals at its general assembly last month.
The statement acknowledges that antibiotic resistance is a very serious threat to human and animal health and says that it can be tackled only by ‘an international coordination of all efforts as in the One Health concept’. It states: ‘The European veterinary profession, having a key role in animal health, welfare, food safety, environmental protection and sustainable keeping of animals, is committed to take leadership in fighting antimicrobial resistance.’
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