A unique initiative involving organisations representing
every stage of the "farm to fork" process, RUMA aims to promote a
co-ordinated and integrated approach to best practice in the use of
As part of this process, RUMA has formulated comprehensive guidelines for the
responsible use of antimicrobials in livestock production. These give advice on all
aspects from application and responsibilities of the farmer and veterinary surgeon, to
strategies for reduced usage.
The following summaries of the Farmer Responsibilities
sections are available here.
Copies of the full guidelines are also available online to download:
RUMA Alliance member BVA (British Veterinary Association) has
guidance on the responsible use of antimicrobials - a poster for
display about the responsible use of antimicrobials in veterinary