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  • Drop in use of antibiotics in animals

    Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, according to a Defra report. Overall sales by weight dropped by 9% from 2014 to 2015, while sales for use in food-producing animals dropped 10%, continuing a ten-year downward trend. As well as the overall reduction, the report shows a drop in sales of the highest priority antibiotics that are critically important for humans. Sales of ...

    Posted at November 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Drop in use of antibiotics in animals
  • Online testing service helps vets and APHA tackle animal disease

    Launched today (15th July 2016), the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) new Animal Disease Testing Service will ultimately replace an old, paper-based process for sending sample data to APHA and receiving results from surveillance and diagnostic tests. It should save time and work for vets, support earlier diagnosis of diseases and improve access to sample results. Crucially, APHA will ...

    Posted at July 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Online testing service helps vets and APHA tackle animal disease