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RESEARCH insight – Storage and Use of Prescription Medicines On-Farm

This is the fourth issue of our new publication, research insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your farm. This issue looks at how farmers can optimise medicine efficacy by following best practice in storing and administering drugs.

There is increasing pressure on producers to use veterinary medicines more sparingly, in particular, but not exclusively, antibiotics. Many assurance schemes are striving to prove agriculture is doing its bit to reduce antimicrobial resistance and drive a responsible use of medicines on-farm.

Storage of Prescription Veterinary Medicines on UK Dairy Farms - published by Rees et al., doi: 10.1136/vr.105041).

On-farm Storage of Vaccines: A Study of the Performance of on-farm Refrigerators - a study by Williams et al., doi.org/10.1186/s12917-018-1450-z

A Survey on the Uptake and Use of Cattle Vaccines in the UK - published in 2014 by Cresswell et al., doi.org/10.1136/vropen-2014-000042

Issued December 2018.

About Kingshay insight publications

insight publications replace the Farming Notes which have been produced by Kingshay since 1991, publishing on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings which now include dairy insight, business insight and research insight, provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our insight publications is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

A selection of insight publications and Farming Notes are available to buy individually from our online shop. To gain access to all our publications become a Kingshay member.

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