Antibiotic use in agriculture – Practical tips for encouraging change on-farm
This webinar will give a broad overview of behavioural sciences as applied to antibiotic use, introduce some of the latest research available in the agricultural and particularly the cattle sector, describe how these approaches can be used to provide invaluable insight into why and how antibiotics are used on farm and suggest practical ways that this evidence can be used to improve the responsible use of antimicrobials at the practice and farm-level. It will also discuss how understanding the use of all prescription veterinary medicines can promote responsible antimicrobial use, from the way farmers store medicines on their farm to the factors influencing the decision to use vaccines and anti-inflammatory pain relief.
At the end of this webinar, viewers should be able to:
Describe what is currently understood about the way antibiotics and other prescription veterinary medicines are used and stored on farm
Explain how the use of non-antimicrobial prescription medicines and effective herd health planning can influence the use of antimicrobials
Discuss the merits and limitations of the latest research on antibiotic use behaviours
Relate the latest research to real-life situations
Apply this understanding in order to facilitate practical changes on-farm