Antibiotics in farming
THE UK’s first case of a strain of MRSA that is widespread in livestock in Europe has been found in turkeys in East Anglia.
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.