Field lab - Reducing antibiotic use in dairy farming
Using the comprehensive records available at Eastbrook Farm, this field lab will discuss strategies for reducing antibiotic use in dairy herds, with input from a vet, a researcher and a consultant. The event will introduce the farm and explore what its records can and can’t reveal about cow health, herd management and treatment. It is suitable for farmers keen to improve health and welfare while reducing antibiotic use, and interested in making effective use of their farm records.
The follow up meeting for this field lab will continue monitoring the benefits and effectiveness of udder mint as part of a strategy for reducing antibiotic use. This is the fifth meeting of this group and will pay particular attention to protocols for treating fresh calved cows.
This meeting will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 12 December 2013.
- Review of experience with udder mint after 9 months.
- Agree a protocol for the use of uddermint in fresh calved cows and monitoring procedures.
- Farm walk those attending the farm walk to come back and write down their suggestions for the host farmer
The event will be hosted by Adam Twine at Colleymore Farm, Coleshill, Swindon SN6 7PU. T: 01367 700616, M: 07817 667115.
Please tell us if you wish to attend this meeting by calling 0117 914 2400 or emailing email@example.com.