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On this page, you will find information on the Agency’s activities, including news and events, that are most relevant to Animal health professionals and users of veterinary medicines such as pet owners.

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Learn more about the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) and its role regarding medicines for veterinary use.

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  • Veterinary medicines highlights 2017

    EMA has released an overview of its key recommendations in 2017 on the authorisation of new veterinary medicines. EMA recommended 18 veterinary medicines for marketing authorisation. This includes recommendations for 7 new active substances and 10 vaccines.

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    Healthy animals, healthy people

    EMA’s leaflet shows how the Agency promotes safe and effective veterinary therapies. The leaflet highlights the connection between animals and people’s health on topics like antimicrobial resistance or consumers’ safety.

  • New technologies, new types of medicines and therapies

    EMA’s Ad Hoc Expert Group on Veterinary Novel Therapies (ADVENT) provides guidance on development and authorisation of novel therapies. The group published, for the first time, specific guidance on monoclonal antibodies  in December 2017.

  • Improving the availability of veterinary vaccines in the EU

    EMA and HMA continue to work on implementing a joint action plan to facilitate timely access to the EU market for new or improved veterinary vaccines, in the interest of animal and public health and animal welfare.

  • Antimicrobial resistance

    The Agency supports global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance through the collection of data on the use of antimicrobials in the veterinary sector in the European Union. EMA also provides guidance on prudent use of antimicrobials in animals to limit the development of resistant bacteria.

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Events of interest

  • 19/04/2018


    Veterinary innovation day

    The purpose of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) veterinary innovation day is to raise awareness and promote the support and measures that the Agency has to offer in the area of veterinary medicines innovation. The event is aimed at industry, including micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and veterinary consultants. The information provided will also be beneficial to academia, veterinary healthcare professionals and national competent authorities. ... Read more

  • 22/06/2017 - 23/06/2017


    Focus group with invited stakeholders on field efficacy trials in the context of an EU authorisation for veterinary vaccines

    The Agency organised a focus group meeting with invited stakeholders on field efficacy trials in the context of an EU authorisation for veterinary vaccines. The scope of the meeting was to explore the specific challenges faced by industry in performing field trials to support efficacy claims in the context of an EU authorisation for veterinary vaccines and how these challenges might be overcome whilst still obtaining adequate assurances of the expected efficacy of a vaccine under field conditions. The focus group meeting was within the scope of the HMA Network Strategy on availability for veterinary vaccines that aims to increase their availability by ensuring efficient and effective cooperation between all stakeholders. ... Read more

  • 23/11/2016


    Focus group on promotion of pharmacovigilance for food producing animals

    This ad-hoc focus group meeting convened veterinary pharmacovigilance regulators, PhVWP-V interested parties and practising veterinarians to consider and develop aspects for encouraging reporting adverse events on food producing animals and providing feedback to reporters. The meeting aimed to provide a forum for open discussion and exchange of experiences to identify the challenges faced by veterinarians in relation to reporting post-authorisation issues and to explore ways in which to address these. This meeting was also an initial step at improving liaison between the veterinary pharmacovigilance network and representatives of the practising veterinary profession specialised in food-producing animals. ... Read more

  • 03/03/2017


    European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) stakeholders annual meeting 2017

    The annual European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) meeting for stakeholders was organised by the European Medicines Agency to inform EU Member States, stakeholders and observers on latest activities related to collection of data of veterinary antimicrobials and on the draft guidance on provision of data on antimicrobial use by animal species and also to share information on activities for the containment of antimicrobial resistance. ... Read more

  • 16/03/2017 - 17/03/2017


    European Medicines Agency veterinary medicines info day

    The European Medicines Agency veterinary medicines info day, organised in collaboration with International Federation for Animal Health Europe (IFAH-Europe), provides first-hand information on the latest developments in the scientific review, regulation and marketing authorisation procedure in the field of veterinary medicine regulation. For the first time, this year, European Medicines Agency (EMA) will have dedicated information points on esubmissions, veterinary application submissions and veterinary medicines innovation. ... Read more

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