Livestock production: The difference between antibiotics and vaccines

Question: Do antibiotics and a vaccination work in the same way? Antibiotic treatment and vaccination are totally separate approaches to disease control and must not be confused. To understand the difference, you have first to understand how an animal’s body protects itself naturally, without the help of an antibiotic or…

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Lambs are protected from pulpy kidney until they are 4 months old by maternal antibodies in the milk - if the mothers have been vaccinated pre-breeding. Vaccinate young stock at 4 months, and then every year after that, to keep pulpy kidney out of your flocks.

Importance of fighting antimicrobial resistance discussed at UN General Assembly

The fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) must be a global effort that includes larger investments and improved surveillance measures, the FAO Deputy Director General told delegates at the General Assembly of the United Nations(UNGA) in New York. Maria Helena Semedo, DDG of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO),…

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‘Antibiotics ‘victim’ of own success’

Prof Moritz van Vuuren, Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Veterinary Tropic Diseases is warning that resistance against antibiotics is as challenging as climate change. “Therefore, it is important to use antibiotics as much as possible, but also as little as possible,” Van Vuuren said at the…

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Antibiotic use – enhanced strategy for use in South Africa

Experts say a new strategy to decrease antimicrobial resistance in South Africa should not be seen as a witch hunt, but rather a way to ensure future generations also have access to antimicrobial substances. The strategic document against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)…

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