Learn Strategies to Use Antibiotics More Effectively

Registration is still open for VFO’s Antibiotic Workshop

As a veal producer are you confident you understand how antibiotics work? Have you ever questioned is this the right drug for the problem?  Have you wondered why the drug is not working? If you have ever asked these questions then the Antibiotic Use in Veal Production workshop is for you!

Now, more than ever, a public spotlight is being directed at antibiotic use in livestock. Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) is inviting producers to attend its November 26th workshop on antibiotic use in veal cattle. A fantastic panel of experts will speak on ways the veal industry can improve how antibiotics are used.  It all starts with understanding how they work. This educational event is fast approaching; sign-up today.

“Antibiotics are becoming more challenging and complicated. Learn some background and strategies on how to use antibiotics more effectively” states Dr. David Renaud from the University of Guelph. Dr. Renaud will give an overview of responsible antibiotic use. As a producer, it is your responsibility to know if you are using the right product for the disease.

Attendees will also hear Dr. Maureen Anderson, Lead Vet; Animal Health & Welfare (Vet Science & Policy Unit Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs) speak on antimicrobial resistance, what the government is doing to combat it, and how veal producers can help by reducing illness and using antibiotics wisely. “Finding ways to decrease antimicrobial use by improving on-farm practices is key to meeting changing consumer demands and decreasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance” says Dr. Anderson.

The workshop is being held at OMAFRA’s Woodstock Office, Unit 1 – 401 Lakeview Drive, at 6:30pm on Thursday November 26, 2015. The workshop is free to producers, but participants must register in advance. For more information or to register, please call the VFO office at 519-824-2942 or visit the website at http://ontarioveal.on.ca/2015-antibiotic-use-workshop/.