Guidelines

The RUMA (The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture) Alliance guidelines on the responsible use of antimicrobials come in two formats: short, giving concise information to farmers, and long, aimed at those advising farmers, such as veterinary surgeons.

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 medicines

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.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible use of Antimicrobials in Poultry and Game Production

RUMA guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials by poultry and game farmers have been designed to provide quick and easy-to read guiding principles that can be used by poultry and game producers.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible use of Antimicrobials in Pig Production

RUMA guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials by pig farmers have been designed to provide quick and easy-to read guiding principles that can be used by pig producers.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Dry Cow Management

All farmers have a responsibility for the health and welfare of the animals on their farm. Farmers and stock-keepers can play a major role in ensuring the responsible use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials on farms by following these guidelines.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle Production

RUMA® guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials by cattle farmers have been designed to provide quick and easy-to read guiding principles that can be used by those involved in managing cattle.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Avoiding milk antibiotic residues

Practical guide to avoiding milk antibiotic residues – a poster with pointers on how dairy farmers can make sure their milk always meets the stringent antibiotic residues standards

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible use of Antimicrobials in Sheep Production

RUMA guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials by sheep farmers have been designed to give easy-to-read guiding principles that can be used by sheep producers in the management of their flocks.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible use of Antimicrobials in Fish Production

This booklet summarises the Farmer Responsibilities section of the RUMA guidelines to provide quick and easy-to-read guiding principles for fish producers.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Practice: the 8 point plan

RUMA Alliance member BVA (British Veterinary Association) has issued guidance on the responsible use of antimicrobials – a poster for display about the responsible use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

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