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Veterinarians play a crucial role in fighting antimicrobial resistance

On 10 March 2016 the European Parliament voted in the plenary on the proposal to amend the EU law on veterinary medicines. The vote is an important step in the EU co-decision process.

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) welcomes the plenary vote and is happy to see that the European Parliament put much emphasis on fighting antimicrobial resistance in animals and people. The Parliament clearly recognized that "prevention is better than cure" and the important role of veterinarians in keeping animals healthy. It also recognized that when animals become sick and treatment is needed, the veterinarian plays a crucial role in the examination of the animals, making the diagnosis and in the prescribing of medicines.

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Veterinarians play a crucial role in fighting antimicrobial resistance