Responsible use of
Antimicrobials on Beef and Sheep Farms
Responsible use of Antimicrobials on Beef and Sheep Farms
Anti-microbial resistance is an increasingly serious threat worldwide where disease causing organisms can develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs, for example, antibiotics. Over time this can lead to the drugs becoming ineffective in treating infections and diseases. A number of workshops focusing on ‘’Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on Beef and Sheep Farms’ have been organised by CAFRE in partnership with AI Services to be delivered throughout Northern Ireland over the coming months by qualified veterinary surgeons.
Responsible Use of Antimicrobials courses are currently only available as online webinars. Face-to-face courses are currently on hold due to Covid-19. They will resume when it is deemed safe to do so.
When you click ‘Apply for this Course’, you will find the available ‘Responsible Use of Antimicrobials’ courses listed in the Course Directory under the Farm Family Key Skills – Animal Health category.
If booking into a webinar, please book at least 48 hours in advance to ensure you receive log-in details in advance of the event.
This course meets the requirements of various farm quality assurance schemes.
Who are the workshops for?
The workshops are free to farmers, members of the farm family and employees. Attendees must pre-register in order to attend a workshop.
Topics covered in the workshops include:
- What is antimicrobial resistance
- Types of antimicrobials and their uses
- Best practice when using antimicrobials
- Reducing antimicrobial resistance on farm
- How to avoid residues
Dates and Registration
You must pre-register if you would like to attend a course. Click ‘Apply for this Course’ button on this page to do this.
- Monday 19th April – Online Webinar – 7.30pm
- Tuesday 20th April – Online Webinar – 7.30pm
- Thursday 22nd April – Online Webinar – 7.30pm
New dates and venues are coming soon…
Before you register for a webinar, it is recommended that you carry out a speed test on your broadband. You will need download and upload speeds of at least 2mb/second to ensure that you can participate fully and be able to view the video in the presentation.
Attendance certificates to meet FQAS requirements will be issued on successful completion of both the face-to-face workshops and webinars.
To successfully complete a webinar you will need to:
- Pre-register. Log in details are only provided if you are pre-registered.
- Be logged in to the webinar for at least 90% of the presentation.
- Complete the poll during the webinar, and
- Complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar.
*Please note that if a number of people are using one device (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone) to sit in on a webinar, only the person registered will receive an attendance certificate.
Booking Terms and Conditions
CAFRE Booking terms and conditions are available by clicking here.