antibiotics

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

VARSS report shows a drop in antibiotic sales from 2015 baseline figures

VARSS report shows a drop in antibiotic sales from 2015 baseline figures

The UK government has recently published the annual Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) report for 2019. In 2019, the...

November 23, 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

UK pig industry antibiotic use plateaus as dysentery challenges herd health

UK pig industry antibiotic use plateaus as dysentery challenges herd health

The latest antibiotic usage figures for the UK pig industry show that levels remain unchanged last year, despite significant disease...

June 6, 2020

Report claims cattle in US recieve 8-9 times more antibiotics than in UK

Report claims cattle in US recieve 8-9 times more antibiotics than in UK

A new report by a group encouraging farmers to reduce their antibiotic use, claims that US livestock received on average...

May 30, 2020

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

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

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

McDonald’s clamps down on antibiotics in beef

McDonald’s clamps down on antibiotics in beef

Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced a new policy targeting a clamp-down on antibiotic use in beef over the next...

December 27, 2018

Preventing animal disease is the next frontier for agriculture in the UK

Preventing animal disease is the next frontier for agriculture in the UK

Improving animal health standards and reducing disease levels represent the next challenge for British agriculture. A case in point is...

December 27, 2018

European Parliament adopts plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms

European Parliament adopts plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms

The European Parliament has adopted plans today (Thursday, October 25) to limit the use of antibiotics on farms in order...

October 25, 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

Antibiotic use targets: What’s the latest in your sector?

Antibiotic use targets: What’s the latest in your sector?

Several of the UK’s farming sectors are well on their way to meeting key antibiotics targets according to the latest...

July 31, 2018

Belfast researchers explore ‘wonder technology’ that could help fight AMR

Belfast researchers explore ‘wonder technology’ that could help fight AMR

Queen’s University Belfast is to establish a dedicated research facility to investigate a new technology with the potential to fight...

July 22, 2018

Antibiotic Guardian: Farming’s big winners in the fight against AMR

Antibiotic Guardian: Farming’s big winners in the fight against AMR

British farming bodies have been hailed for their work to reduce antibiotic usage in the industry at the Antibiotic Guardian awards...

July 3, 2018