FFKS and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
FFKS ‘Responsible Use of Antimicrobials’ workshops are currently postponed due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. If you have enrolled on a course that is postponed, you will be informed of new dates when we are advised that it is safe to commence meetings again. Anyone not yet enrolled on a course but wanting to express an interest in attending one at a later date should contact AHWNI.
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.
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
Tuesday 11th August – Hillsborough – 11.00am
Tuesday 8th September – Ballymena – 11.00am
To enrol click HERE
or contact Animal Health and Welfare NI:
T – 028 79639333
Website – http://www.animalhealthni.com