“The UK pig sector has made some good progress with a 34% reduction in total antibiotic use, but there is still room for improvement,” says Joshua Onyango, livestock health consultant at Innovation for Agriculture. He will be profiling case studies from Sweden to help British farmers cut antibiotic use further.
Joshua will be joined by Paul Thompson, a vet at Garth Pig Practice, who will explore areas on which farmers should focus to target antibiotic reduction. These include the farrowing house, the post-weaning phase, and respiratory diseases in growers and finishers. “It is just about doing everything we do better.”
Innovation for Agriculture connects farmers with farming research. IfA work with leading agricultural researchers, businesses, landowners, and farmers to develop the knowledge and technologies that will make modern farming more sustainable, resilient, and productive.
Through practical and interactive workshops, farm walks, and on-farm demonstrations, IfA help farmers to put this knowledge into practice.
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