Have a quick watch of films about reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use. Get some short, sharp inspiration from what others are doing.
Vaccines help to reduce the incidence or the severity of disease by stimulating the immune system to provide protection. This film has been created for farmers and farm staff to demonstrate the correct technique used to vaccinate cattle safely and effectively.
Excellent cattle health is vital for maximum production since cattle must be healthy to reach their performance potential. A vaccination plan is an essential component of any herd health plan. It is likely to be most effective when it is designed to meet the particular needs of the farm. Each dairy business is unique, so every owner should work with his/her veterinarian to create a vaccination plan. A successful vaccination plan should include which diseases to vaccinate against, which animals will benefit from vaccination and when the cattle will benefit most from the protection that the vaccine provides.
Webinar discussing how to use antibiotics responsibly at lambing including good colostrum management, with specialist sheep vet Dr Fiona Lovatt.
Proper care of newborn calves is critical for their long term health and survival. Ideally the calf should suckle sufficient quantities of colostrum. If a calf is unable to suckle a bottle, or consume the full amount of colostrum, then a stomach tube should be used.
Welsh sheep farmer Arwyn Jones and his vet Kate Hovers describe how a Farming Connect project has helped identify ways to reduce antibiotic use on-farm through better colostrum management.
See how changes to calf rearing at Jo Pile's Wiltshire farm, supported by vet Tim Potter and ABP Blade, means the need for antibiotic treatments is slashed and calves are healthier.
AHDB (Dairy and Beef & Lamb) hosted a webinar on 23 Sept 2015 with Kat Bazeley, Veterinary Surgeon with Synergy Farm Health looking at the importance of the early hours of a calf's life.
Kate Johnson's presentation at the 2013 calf health and welfare workshop, including effective colostrum management.
Testing colostrum is an important task that should be completed at every collection. The test results help you to make an informed decision as to whether the colostrum is good enough to be fed or stored, or needs to be discarded
Contamination during collection, transfer or feeding puts the calf at risk by introducing harmful bacteria when the calf has no active immunity to fight infection. Protect against this risk with the help of this video.
Colostrum is vital to the newborn calf as it contains antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins or IgG) to provide immunity and it is also rich in essential nutrients to provide energy for growth.
On Day 5 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, watch how BQP Dalehead and Waitrose are working together to reduce antibiotic use on their pigs farms through biosecurity and switching to precision treatments only when needed.
Day 4 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Farmer's Weekly's Farmer of the Year Robert Neill and his vet from the Scottish borders describe how they've brought down the need for antibiotic treatments in Robert's beef suckler herd and his weaned calves.
On Day 3 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, see how Oxfordshire beef farmer Ed Tims has been helped by his supply chain to reduce antibiotic use on his farm through improved animal health, eliminating disease and making sure he uses the right treatments.
For Day 2 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017, see how game bird rearers and gamekeepers are working together with their vets to reduce the need for antibiotics in pheasants and partridges.
For Day 1 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017, watch the ASDA, Arla, Kite and Solway Vet Pathfinders group explain how they've set up dairy herd benchmarking to reduce use of antibiotics.
The MilkSure initiative is for British dairy farmers. Its mission is to safeguard the production of wholesome milk which is free of veterinary medicine residues including antibiotics. MilkSure is led by DairyUK and has been developed in conjunction with BCVA (the British Cattle Veterinary Association).
A Public Health England and NHS campaign to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance.
Immediately following the news that sales of antibiotics to treat and prevent disease in UK farm livestock have achieved a 27% reduction over the past two years, targets for further reducing, refining or replacing antibiotic use were announced.
The British Veterinary Association describes what its members are doing to ensure antibiotics are used responsibly and antimicrobial resistance is being tackled.