New platform for collection of sales and use data of antimicrobials in animals

  31 January 2024

As of January 2024, all Member States in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) must submit these data annually to the Antimicrobial Sales and Use (ASU) Platform. This new obligation was introduced by the Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/6) as one of the measures to fight antimicrobial resistance.

The collection of data on the sales and use of antimicrobials in animals has always been critical in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) project was in place between 2009 and 2023 as a voluntary initiative by EMA and European countries to monitor the sales of veterinary antimicrobials in Europe. It served as a blueprint for the ASU Platform that supports and enhances the EU’s actions to address antimicrobial resistance. It requires that all Member States submit data on sales of veterinary antimicrobials and use of antimicrobials in animals in a standardised format, enhancing the collection of data and their integration in a robust system.

Author(s): European Medicines Agency
Healthy Animals  


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