Antibiotics in farming
VETERINARY and farming leaders have condemned a suggestion by England’s Chief Medical Officer animals should, in some cases, be slaughtered, rather than treated, to prevent misuse of antibiotics.
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ALTERNATIVE natural antimicrobials are successfully being used in response to the withdrawal of the antibiotic chlortetracycline from calf milk replacers (CMRs).
WHEN selling pedigree livestock, it is increasingly important to be able to offer stock with the best health credentials using a strategy based on the overall health of the home herd, as David Booth of the Feizor herd tells Neil Ryder.
CATTLE pneumonia remains a complex and financially damaging disease, but a wider appreciation of the various causative factors on specific farms could help improve control and potentially even cut subsequent requirements for antibiotic usage.