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Farm animal vaccines improve health & reduce antibiotic use when used in integrated health programmes. Tell us how you make them work for you. #VaccinesWork
Friars Moor vets holding one of our mastering medicines courses yesterday, an enthusiastic group with lots of questions! #teamdairy #understandingamr #responsibleuse #preventionbetterthancure
We are 100 years' old today 🎂
Highlights from a century of public service:
✅ cleared slums in 1930s
✅ evacuated millions in WWII
✅ founded NHS
✅ set up social care
✅ eradicated polio
✅ closed old asylums
✅ wrote the Children Act
✅ fought HIV
✅ fighting AMR
Q: Why vaccinate our pets when disease risk appears low?
A: HERD IMMUNITY. When vaccination rates are high, diseases cannot spread and re-emerge.
But, if rates fall, diseases that were once a thing of the past could become a threat once again.
'Anti-vax' spreads to animals as pet immunisations fall dangerously low
Household pets face devastating outbreaks of disease because “anti-vax” scares have pushed vaccination rates d...
Q: How does vaccination help us tackle antibiotic resistance?
A: By preventing disease from taking hold in the first place, we can reduce the need for antibiotics.
But, when bacterial disease strikes, there's no alternative to antibiotics. They are necessary for treatment.
We've made a new banner for our meeting on Monday, when we'll focus on role of GPs, dentists & pharmacists in overcoming challenges posed by AMR. Please 🙏 urge your MP to attend. Only serious political commitment will #StopSuperbugs Details here: http://appg-on-antibiotics.com/meetings/what-can-primary-care-professionals-do-to-help-contain-control-antibiotic-resistance-in-the-uk/
We asked @PLFProf -- "Paint us a picture...what will European livestock farming look like in twenty years?"
His response was simple....Digital will be the norm. Better tracking, more precision, improved production.
Check out more in our new interview:
Every year, 1 in 5 livestock will be lost to disease.
This is an astounding number that affects not just animals but the 1+ billion people who rely on livestock worldwide.
We must stop this. Support better animal health.
Don't forget about our FREE testing for 'watery mouth' in #lambs in March! Register submissions via our 'Animal Disease Testing Service' https://www.gov.uk/animal-disease-testing. For more info contact your local Veterinary Investigation Centre: http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/surveillance/diagnostic/national-network.htm #Lambing2019 @SheepVetsoc