14 Jul 2017
Animal medicines improve the health and welfare of food-producing animals and contribute to the provision of safe, secure and sustainable food.
In the UK, animal medicines are licensed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. Each medicine is rigorously tested to check it is safe and effective in the animals for which it is intended. Also, that it does not pose any risk to human health when the products from treated animals are consumed.
Antimicrobial and anthelmintic (wormer) resistance are both causes for concern in agricultural industries globally.