Antimicrobial Resistance

Global leaders call for reduction in antimicrobials used in food systems

Global leaders call for reduction in antimicrobials used in food systems

Global leaders and experts have called for a significant and urgent reduction in the amounts of antimicrobials – including antibiotics...

August 31, 2021

Selective dry cow therapy proving beneficial – AFBI

Selective dry cow therapy proving beneficial – AFBI

Recent trial work carried out by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has highlighted the benefits of selective dry cow...

July 15, 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

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Three Northern Ireland organisations have joined forces to launch a research project to tackle bovine mastitis and lameness in a...

January 21, 2021

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

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

New science is enabling dairy farms to become antibiotic-free

New science is enabling dairy farms to become antibiotic-free

Farmers attending the recent Dale Farm Somatic Cell Count (SCC) advisory event, hosted by Dale Farm on the Co. Tyrone...

April 13, 2019

Antibiotics used for animal growth promotion by 45 countries

Antibiotics used for animal growth promotion by 45 countries

Although going in the right direction, farmers from 45 countries globally are still using antibiotics for growth promotion, according to...

February 14, 2019

Antibiotics training days launched for Northern Ireland dairy farmers

Antibiotics training days launched for Northern Ireland dairy farmers

A new training course to explain more about Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR) and how to minimise its risks on dairy farms is...

January 2, 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

NI livestock industry ‘must play its part’ in antibiotic reduction

NI livestock industry ‘must play its part’ in antibiotic reduction

It is essential that the local Northern Irish livestock industry plays a role in meeting the overall UK targets on...

November 2, 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

Grant awarded to develop a multiplex rapid test for mastitis

Grant awarded to develop a multiplex rapid test for mastitis

Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine and a UK diagnostic test manufacturer have been awarded more than £800,000 (€926,000) to develop...

April 18, 2018

Industry specialists to go head-to-head over antimicrobial resistance

Industry specialists to go head-to-head over antimicrobial resistance

Some of Northern Ireland’s leading brains in the world of animal and human health will come together to discuss ‘Antimicrobial...

March 22, 2018

‘Antimicrobial resistance is putting human and animal health in danger’

‘Antimicrobial resistance is putting human and animal health in danger’

Antimicrobial resistance is an alarming threat putting human and animal health in danger, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety,...

February 27, 2017

Banning antimicrobials could lead to ‘serious animal health issues’

Banning antimicrobials could lead to ‘serious animal health issues’

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) has welcomed a vote by MEPs earlier this month to amend EU law...

March 16, 2016

New antimicrobial drugs should be developed – MEPs

New antimicrobial drugs should be developed – MEPs

The use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted and new ones should be developed, Environment and Public Health Committee...

February 20, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in the EU – EFSA

Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in the EU – EFSA

Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in the EU, with bacteria in humans, food and animals continuing to show resistance...

February 17, 2016