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

Monday 13th January – Enniskillen – 11am

Tuesday 21st January – Newtownards – 11am

Thursday 30th January – Portadown – 11am


Tuesday 4th February – Dungiven – 2pm

Thursday 6th February – Hillsborough – 11am

Tuesday 11th February – Clogher – 2pm

Thursday 13th February – Markethill – 11am

Tuesday 18th February – Antrim – 2pm

Thursday 20th February – Hillsborough – 11am

Tuesday 25th February – Omagh – 11am

To enrol click HERE 

or contact Animal Health and Welfare NI:

T – 028 79639333

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