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Antibiotics advice for farmers and vets

24th Nov 2016 / By Alistair Driver

World Antibiotics Awareness Week (Nov 14-20) generated a mix of common sense advice and discussion... and utter nonsense.

With the former very much in mind, it is well worth taking a look at the posters via the links below.

Published by the World Health Organisation, providing simple guidance for farmers and vets, they are not big on detail but set out some of the key principles underpinning responsible use of antibiotics on farms. Well worth downloading and pinning up on a bear piece of wall!

The farmer poster can be viewed here

The veterinary poster can be seen here

The NPA issued two press releases during the week, which can be viewed below.

One highlighted the positive steps the pig industry is taking to implement the Antibiotic Stewardship Programme.

The other responded to encouraging Government data on 2015 antibiotic sales.