Dates for Responsible Use of Antibiotics

 Additional Dates for Responsible Use of Antibiotics on the Dairy Farm Workshops

 A further eight ‘Responsible Use of Antibiotics in the Dairy herd’ workshops have been organised throughout March. This follows the recent success which saw over 320 farm family members attend the first workshops at venues across Northern Ireland

Tom Johnston from Moneymore receiving his Certificate from Sam Strain, Chief Executive of AHWNI, at the Workshop held at Cookstown.

Feedback from those attending has been very positive and awareness has increased across a range of areas including how antimicrobial resistance develops, avoiding residues in milk and best practice in using antibiotics without compromising animal health.

Antibiotics have been an essential tool in combatting disease for many decades both in human and animal health. However, the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is a growing concern worldwide.

The workshops are delivered by vets from Animal Health & Welfare NI (AWHNI) as part of the Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) programme and are free for farmers, farm family members and farm staff.

The following link is for a short video which gives a flavour of the training provided.

The dates and times of the workshops are available at:

For further information on attending or arranging training in your area contact Animal Health & Welfare NI (AHWNI)

Tel: 028 7963 9333

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