This brochure is aimed at veterinarians. It provides information on how veterinary medicines enter the environment, explains their environmental impact and shows how environmental aspects can be taken into account in daily veterinary work. The advisory role of veterinary medicine in relation to preventive health management is of particular importance.
The brochure summarizes selected content from the internet portal "veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment" of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The main focus of the portal is on livestock, in particular cattle, pigs and poultry.