Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on Dairy 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 Dairy Farms’ have been organised by CAFRE in partnership with Animal Health & Welfare Northern Ireland (AHWNI) to be delivered throughout Northern Ireland over the coming months by qualified veterinary surgeons.

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.

Workshop content

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

Thursday 5th March – Enniskillen Campus, CAFRE – 11.00am

Tuesday 10th March – Strangford Arms Hotel – 2pm

Thursday 12th March – Royal Hotel, Cookstown – 2.00pm

Tuesday 31st March – Bushtown Hotel Coleraine – 2.00pm

Thursday 9th April – Tullyglass Hotel Ballymena – 2.00pm

To enrol click HERE 

or contact Animal Health and Welfare NI:

T – 028 79639333

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