Antibiotic resistance is now a global threat and is a huge concern to veterinarians and farmers alike. Consequently one of the main topics discussed at the recent World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin was the need for a collaborative approach amongst veterinarians and farmers in applying responsible use of antibiotics. ‘Because of overuse and misuse, some antibiotics are losing effectiveness against highly resistant bacteria’ (Health Policy Brief, 2015). Indeed bacteria have now become resistant to the last antibiotic type (Mac Kenzie, 2015). This means that farmers are now more than ever before, interested in the benefits of alternatives such as vaccines or proven probiotics.
The World Buiatrics Congress brings together experts in cattle health and production systems. This year from July 3rd to July 8th the congress will be held in the Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Come and meet the Provita team at stand number B8. For more information on the congress follow the link: http://www.wbc2016.com/