5th February 2019

Antibiotics training days for NI dairy farmers

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 Antibiotics in the Dairy Herd’, 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.

Who are the workshops for?

The workshops are free to farmers, members of the farm family and employees. Attendees do not need to pre-register and should bring details of their Farm Business ID with them to register at the workshop.

Workshop content

Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • How antibiotics work
  • How antimicrobial resistance develops
  • Types and uses of antibiotics
  • Best practice in using antibiotics
  • Avoiding antibiotic residues in milk
  • Animal health planning.

Workshops February 2019

  • Thursday 7th February Roe Park Resort, Limavady 11.00am
  • Tuesday 12th February Civic Centre, Craigavon 11.00am
  • Thursday 14th February Loughry Campus, Cookstown 11.00am
  • Thursday 21stFebruary Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 26th February Mellon Country Inn, Strabane 11.00am
  • Thursday 28th February Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena 1.30pm

For more information please contact the delivery agent:
Animal Health and Welfare NI
Tel: 028 7963 9333 or Email: [email protected]


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