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Real life consequences of AMR for farmers

In a detailed article The Economist (January 26th 2019 “Battling superbugs: First, Wash your hands”¬†reports on the zero-tolerance approach taken in Dutch hospitals to antibiotic resistant infections. There were several scary findings in the article. The investment of time, resources, training and facilities required to save lives and reduce the risks from antibiotic resistant bugs

AMR is real and on-farm antibiotic rules are changing.

October has seen several high profile media outlets cover antibiotic usage in food producing animals. VirtualVet welcomes the attention this issue is generating, but fears the coverage will be ignored by many within the industry – including farmers and their vets. The strongest piece from an Irish point of view, was the coverage in the

Finding the value in Animal Health Data

In March 2017 the AHEAD 2017 workshop allowed an open discussion on how some of the gaps in animal health and drug usage data could be filled. We also discussed how filling those gaps could be paid for. More specifically, we detailed the actors along the value chain for whom these filled gaps would be