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Update to Red Tractor pig standards

8th Mar 2019 / By Alistair Driver

Red Tractor has updated one of its pig standards with regards to responsible and competent use of medicines and veterinary treatments.

With effect from April 1, pig scheme members must ensure that staff deemed competent by the vet to administer medicines and veterinary treatments have read the Practical Guide to Responsible Use of Antibiotics on Farm. It is available to download from the AHDB website here.

These guidelines offer advice to members on using antibiotics when the veterinary surgeon recommends them to be appropriate for their farm and the current health situation in their pigs.

Assessors will be checking that a copy of this document (either printed off or saved onto the computer) is present on the unit during inspections.