Antibiotic Resistance

The emerging resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, including those which are said to be critically important in the treatment of infections in humans, is a significant threat worldwide. Recent studies carried out in the UK has revealed the presence of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli  in UK origin pig and chicken meat sold in major UK food retailers which reveal the full extent of resistance to key human antibiotics in E.coli present on supermarket meat.

Based on these findings, the government set a cross-species industry wide reduction target of 50mg of antibiotics for every kg of livestock by 2018. RUMA target task force has since developed species-specific reduction targets, which can be viewed in their 2017 target task force report. To be part of this goal, IfA have a team of experts who are currently active in research on husbandry and other new practices associated with reduced antibiotic use on the farms both in the UK and overseas. Our team have the ability to simplify complex information into practical and accessible guidance for practicing farmer.

Keep an eye on IfA’s event page for workshops and events in your region.

Technical Articles

Typing Of Mastitis To Reduce Antibiotic Usage In Dairy   Read Article

Use Of Fermented Protein In Reducing The Use Of Antibiotics In Pigs & Poultry  Read Article

Overview On Antimicrobial Resistance And Suggested Interventions In The Agricultural Sector  Read Article

Reducing Antibiotic Use In Broilers – Dutch Poultry Farm Case Study  Read Article

Use Of Lactic Acid Bacteria For Mastitis  Read Article

Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Through Antimicrobial Stewardship  Read Article

Reducing Antibiotic Use: Case Report From A Dutch Pig Farm  Read Article

Alternatives To Antibiotic Use In Livestock Production  Read Article

Industry Workshop Round Table Discussion On Antibiotic Usage In Livestock  Read Article

Beef and Lamb Colostrum Feeding  Read Article

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Dairy – Dutch Farm Case Study  Read Article

Antibiotic Reduction Through Farm Biosecurity  Read Article

Cutting Down On Antibiotic Use: Case Study From A Dairy Farm In Shropshire  Read Article

Improving Gut Health Through Inclusion Of Medium Chain Fatty Acids In Pig Diets  Read Article

Reducing Antibiotic Use Through Preventing Lameness in Dairy Cows   Read Article

Healthy Calves – The Benefits Of Colostrum Feeding  Read Article

The Use Of Sensor Technologies In Reducing Antibiotic Use In Cattle  Read Article

Low Antibiotic Usage: Case Study From A Pig Farm In Sheffield   Read Article

Breeding For Healthier Animals Means Less Use Of Antibiotics   Read Article

Industry Workshop Round Table Discussion On Antibiotic Usage In The Pig Sector   Read Article

Industry Workshop Round Table Discussion On Antibiotic Usage In Poultry   Read Article