Antibiotic Resistance

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

Farm antibiotic usage is falling in Northern Ireland

Farm antibiotic usage is falling in Northern Ireland

The recently published Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) ‘Targets Task Force Report 2020’ confirms that sales of...

January 18, 2021

Black-grass is costing UK agriculture £1 billion per annum

Black-grass is costing UK agriculture £1 billion per annum

Research by Rothamsted has helped put an economic figure on herbicide resistance in black-grass, the farmland weed that is decimating...

March 19, 2020

Sales of veterinary antibiotics drop by 32% across Europe

Sales of veterinary antibiotics drop by 32% across Europe

European countries continue to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals – with the overall sales of veterinary antibiotics across...

October 16, 2019

iTexel Conference: Breeding to reduce antibiotic use

iTexel Conference: Breeding to reduce antibiotic use

The upcoming iTexel Conference will give attendees an opportunity to hear how ongoing research could help farmers breed sheep with...

November 5, 2018

EU set to ban ‘routine use’ of medicated livestock feed

EU set to ban ‘routine use’ of medicated livestock feed

The European Council has agreed to impose a ban on prophylactic or routine metaphylactic use of antibiotic medicated feed. Metaphylactic...

July 10, 2018

Why your best weapons against disease are a brush and hose

Why your best weapons against disease are a brush and hose

Farmers need to get back to basics with skills which were heavily emphasised in bygone days to reduce antibiotic use,...

April 22, 2018

Antibiotic resistance can occur naturally in soil bacteria

Antibiotic resistance can occur naturally in soil bacteria

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to...

September 27, 2016