Efforts aim to help sheep farmers cut antibiotics use



Following in the footsteps of dairy farmers, who last week indicated they would reduce the levels of antibiotics used in their sector, UK sheep farmers are also doing their bit in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.
While UK sheep farming is a low user of antibiotics with a free-range approach that means there are very few occasions where flocks are reliant on routine use, the sector has recognised it cannot be complacent and has a role in play in ensuring appropriate use.
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13 October 2016 in Business, Views: 50
Source: Scotsman
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