Contents tagged with AMR

10 February 2020

Every time an antibiotic is used, there is a risk that it will increase the number of bacteria resistant to that antibiotic. This means that these antibiotics will stop becoming effective for treating infections in people and animals. Responsible antibiotic use on beef cattle, alongside measures to prevent disease, is therefore vital to help preserve these life-saving medicines.

11 April 2019

Antibiotics are a medicine that in most cases should only be used to treat bacterial infections. Over-prescribing and the unnecessary use of antibiotics can increase the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Livestock producers have a responsibility to protect human and animal health by using antibiotics responsibly in order to minimise the risk of antibiotic resistance (AMR).

16 November 2018

A report on the number cattle vaccines sold in the UK between 2011 and 2017 - split by disease: BVD, IBR, Leptospirosis, calf enteritis and Pneumonia