Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on Dairy Farms

FFKS and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

‘Responsible Use of Antimicrobials’ workshops are recommencing in October. Dates of available courses are listed below. If none of the dates or venues are suitable, please note that further courses will be added to this list.

If you had previously enrolled on a course that was postponed, you will be informed of new dates.


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 1st October – Newry – 11.00am

Friday 9th October – Online Webinar – 2.00pm

Thursday 22nd October – Portadown – 11.00am

Friday 23rd October – Online Webinar – 2.00pm

Tuesday 27th October – Coleraine – 2.00pm

Thursday 29th October – Omagh – 11.00am

To enrol click HERE 

or contact Animal Health and Welfare NI:

T – 028 79639333

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