Replace, reduce, refine; reducing risk of antibiotic resistance on farm
The British Cattle Veterinary Association and Dairy UK share some practical steps dairy farmers can take to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance developing on their unit.
- Is antibiotic really necessary?
- Use the correct medicine at the correct does rate
- Avoid mass medication of antibiotics to healthy animals (prophylaxis)
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to antibiotics
- Reduce the need for antibiotics: