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Reducing antimicrobial use on dairy farms using a herd health approach
  1. Robert Hyde,
  2. David Tisdall,
  3. Paddy Gordon and
  4. John Remnant


Background: There has been much scrutiny of antimicrobial use in the livestock sector, since the O’Neill report, a 2015 government -commissioned review of antimicrobial resistance, called for the agriculture industry to reduce its use of antimicrobials.

Aim of the article: This article outlines key herd health approaches to common diseases on dairy farms that will result in a decrease in antimicrobial use, with a focus on those interventions that are most likely to result in the biggest reductions.

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