New research has seen practices in keeping medication on milk farmers in the UK


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British Veterinary Association, British Veterinary Association (RUMA) Alliance is responsible for using veterinary surgeon in Britain with their farmers to work together with farmers and inadequate veterinary medicines and properly dispose of them.


On the open access paper published in Vet Record, researchers have analyzed the means of keeping medicines available to dairy farmers of Great Britain and found that most farms are taking care of their medicines, but there are areas that require improvement. Despite the fact that sales of veterinary medicines in prescriptions are heavily regulated and monitored, very little is known that these medications are stored and used once in the farm. Learning about this knowledge applies to the right of this knowledge.

In the UK it is the standard practice of veterinary surgeon with medicines to treat the diseases of the animals under treatment. These medicines are then kept in the farmer by the farmer. The medicines stored in the farm are antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and vaccines. Livestock is essential for preservation of animal medicines and health care providers according to the requirements of the preservation of individual medicines and storage and use of these medicines regularly should be checked by veterinary surgeon and quality assurance audits such as red tractor Farm Farm Warranty

The study, which was studied in 27 farms between South West England and South Wales between September 2016 and October 2017, found that the most recommended veterinary medicines are kept in the capacity of farmers and veterinary surgeons, and improper medicines to reduce dairy products To use. Medicinal closet Incorporation of "health inspection" Regular annual health care routine is a simple and effective way to improve in this field.

The most important results were:

  • Most farms are kept medicines designated, lockable medicine wardrobe;
  • In the farms there was a large variation of the number and type of antibiotics;
  • The most important priority was the critical antimicrobial in 90% farms;
  • The farm has been recovered from medicines, including antibiotics;
  • Dairy products are not licensed for certain farms. This can sometimes be a veterinary surgeon in accordance with the strict guidelines provided by law, which is determined by the cascade.

Gwen Rees, Dr. Bristol's veterinary medicine and leading literature researchers, said: "Our research has shown that most farmers are keeping their medicines properly, but there is a variation between farmers, which emphasizes the importance of veterinary surgeon to identify and support farmers Provide aim to provide the correct animals receiving any therapy.

"There is a need for open conversations as part of routine health planning – the use of vaccines medication, the use of medications used under the cascade and the use of critical antimicrobial use, particularly in understanding the global threat of antibiotic resistance in existing climate conditions."

This is the first study to study the practice of preserving antimicrobial substances on dairy farmers and builds the previous works by Williams and Peacock (2018) in the storage of the vaccine. Research is part of a larger study on roads where cattle medications are used and will be written down.

Further research in this field, both nationally and internationally, is required to check whether expired veterinary medicines (and which are not licensed for domestic consumption) are used, and if so, what level. It is also important to conduct similar research to determine the difference between the agricultural sectors in beef, lamb, pork and poultry farm.

The research was financed by Langford's Trusted Animal Health and Well-being, in cooperation with AMR Force, a leading antimicrobial research group of Bristol Veterinary School.

Antimicrobial resistance or AMR – a global threat, 700 000 people die from resistant infections annually. This week [12-18 November] Is the World Antibiotic Consciousness Week.


Learn further:
Experts advise using benchmarking to identify high antibiotic used farms

Მet Information:
"Preservation of veterinary medicines for dairy farmers in Great Britain: Gwen M Rees, David C Barrett, Henry Bueller, Harriet L. Mills and Kristen K. Reyer Veterinary recording [online first; open access]

Journal Reference:
Veterinary recording

Provided by:
Bristol University