AMR

Antibiotic use in UK livestock is decreasing

Antibiotic use in UK livestock is decreasing

The use of antibiotics in livestock in the UK has decreased again, according to a report released by the Veterinary...

November 10, 2021

AMR is a growing priority for livestock farmers in NI

AMR is a growing priority for livestock farmers in NI

There is now strong evidence, confirming that Northern Ireland leads the way, in many aspects, where antimicrobial resistance (AMR) measures...

May 31, 2021

International dialogue to push for action on antimicrobial resistance

International dialogue to push for action on antimicrobial resistance

International leaders in human and animal health are set to convene on Thursday (April 29) to accelerate work tackling antimicrobial...

April 29, 2021

DAERA to take responsible antibiotics use courses online

DAERA to take responsible antibiotics use courses online

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has had to take its responsible antibiotics use courses online...

November 24, 2020

New antibiotic benchmarking tool to be rolled out across NI in early 2021

New antibiotic benchmarking tool to be rolled out across NI in early 2021

A Northern Ireland research initiative into antibiotic usage has shown “early promising results”, with initial indications suggesting it has “considerable potential”...

November 19, 2020

Antibiotics training to become mandatory for assured NI beef and lamb farmers

Antibiotics training to become mandatory for assured NI beef and lamb farmers

Antibiotics training is to become mandatory for Northern Ireland beef and lamb farmers under changes to the region’s Farm Quality...

November 7, 2019

New wave of NI workshops to focus on using antimicrobials on dairy farms

New wave of NI workshops to focus on using antimicrobials on dairy farms

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has announced plans to host a further series of workshops on...

November 2, 2019

Welsh Government launches 5-year plan to address AMR

Welsh Government launches 5-year plan to address AMR

The Welsh Government laid out its plans to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and the environment at this week’s...

July 28, 2019

Flock-keepers urged to target vaccination to save money and avoid inappropriate antibiotic use

Flock-keepers urged to target vaccination to save money and avoid inappropriate antibiotic use

With Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) responsible for more than a third of abortion cases in sheep every year, a...

July 12, 2019

British pig industry antibiotic results show further reduction

British pig industry antibiotic results show further reduction

Pig industry leaders have welcomed the latest figures which show, that for the third year running, the sector has reduced its...

May 31, 2019

New Welsh group to tackle antimicrobial resistance in animals

New Welsh group to tackle antimicrobial resistance in animals

A new initiative to prevent antibiotic resistance to bacteria in animals and its spread in the environment has been set...

May 20, 2019

DAERA to form NI animal health group to tackle antimicrobial resistance

DAERA to form NI animal health group to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Officials in Northern Ireland plan to launch a new AMR Animal Health stakeholder group to help get the industry onside with...

May 19, 2019

‘Farmers must be empowered in fight to lower antibiotic use on farms’

‘Farmers must be empowered in fight to lower antibiotic use on farms’

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for the Government to better empower farmers to lower antibiotic use on farms, suggesting...

May 13, 2019

Report shows food-producing animals account a quarter of UK antibiotics

Report shows food-producing animals account a quarter of UK antibiotics

Antibiotics in livestock account for just 26% of the UK’s total antibiotics use, a report published today has revealed. Of...

January 31, 2019

Hancock: ‘AMR presents a danger as big as as climate change or warfare’

Hancock: ‘AMR presents a danger as big as as climate change or warfare’

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has set out the UK’s 20-year vision for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the World Economic...

January 25, 2019

UK veterinary antibiotics sales fall to lowest in 25 years

UK veterinary antibiotics sales fall to lowest in 25 years

Total sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since 1993, according...

October 24, 2018

Why ‘Antibiotic-free’ labelling may actually be harming the industry

Why ‘Antibiotic-free’ labelling may actually be harming the industry

Labelling products as “Antibiotic-free” has the potential to mislead the consumer by implying that meat or milk not marketed as...

October 8, 2018

Antibiotics Anonymous: How group support helped 30 farmers reduce their usage

Antibiotics Anonymous: How group support helped 30 farmers reduce their usage

For the last two years, 30 forward-thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their...

August 16, 2018