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Conference: Practical Approaches To Reduce Antibiotic Use On Dairy Farms

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Bath & West Showground

Shepton Mallet

BA4 6QN

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Why reduce antibiotic use on dairy farms?

- Drug resistant bugs are one of the biggest challenges to human health in our times.

- Studies have shown that farmers and vets have higher levels of superbugs (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - MRSA) than the general public.

- O’Neill report project one human death every three seconds by 2050 will be due to drug resistant bugs. The government therefore target to reduce antibiotic use in dairy farms markedly and quickly.

Audience: Farmers, vets, advisers, researchers, stakeholders in the farm-to-public supply chain.

We will go home…….

1) better informed than when we arrived about reducing antibiotic use on dairy farms

2) with practical strategies to introduce on dairy farms

3) in no doubt that changes for the better have to be introduced on ALL dairy farms, even those already practising responsible and justified use of antibiotics

4) motivated to play our own parts in giving our children, and theirs, a realistic chance of avoiding the possibly fatal consequences of an antibiotic-resistant infection

Draft Programme:

10:00 Welcome & Introduction - David Gardner, CEO, Innovation for Agriculture

10:05 Why we need to take action now - Aled Davies, Director, Prudent Use of Antibiotics

10:15 HM Government 5-year UK AMR strategy - Professor Peter Borriello, Director Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)

10:35 Antibiotic Reduction Targets For The Dairy Industry - John FitzGerald, Secretary General, Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA)

10:55 Practical Ways To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Dairy Herds - Dr Kristen Reyher, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

11:20 Coffee Break

11:45 Drug Surveillance & Recording - DataVet, Tom Clarke, Synergy Vets

12:10 Kingshay - Speaker details to be confirmed

12:35 Panel - Introductions/personal views followed by Q&A. Panel - Tim Downes, Nigel Underwood, Mark Fielder, Jonathan Statham

13:15 Lunch

14:00 The Use Of Technologies For Early Disease Detection - Richard Lloyd, Precision Livestock manager, Innovation for Agriculture

14:30 Reducing Disease Pressures Through On-Farm Manangement Measures

14:55 Close of Event - David Gardner, CEO, Innovation for Agriculture


Dairy Pro Points are available for attendees

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Full price - £30 per person

Early Bird - £25 per person if booked before 9th October 2017

Lunch and refreshments included


Conference Contact: Carrie Robbins, Email:carrie@i4agri.org Tel: 02476 692470

www.i4agri.org

The event is part of a three-year programme supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk


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