One Health

Where are the farmers in Agri-Tech?

A call to centre farmers in Agri-Tech design! There was an impressive array of Agri-tech on show at the Precision Dairy Conference this week. But there were a number of questions about whether or not farmers had been involved in the research & development of the technologies. Tuesday saw an interesting session dedicated to the

Precision Dairy Conference 2016, Leeuwarden

Congratulations to Precision Dairy Conference organizers for putting together a very informative and busy conference! Yesterday afternoon the conversations were focused on the agri-tech industry questioning our own understanding of what precision dairy tools farmers require and are willing to pay for. More and more the feedback is pointing to data as noise. Time and

EU’s new Animal Health Law, March 22nd 2016

MEPs this week formally endorsed measures to address the risks of outbreaks of animal disease such as avian bird flu or foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease. There is also increased emphasis on diseases which are transmissible to humans. The new Animal Health Law reinforces the existing obligatory reporting by farmers, animals professionals and vets. The Animal Health

Combatting AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)

Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobials such as antibiotics have been widely used as a cure all for infections since their discovery in the early 20th century, but increasing incidents of antimicrobial resistant strains of bacteria along with the sharp decline in new antimicrobial drug discovery have prompted a movement towards regulation and monitoring of antimicrobial use.