NOAH has today launched the next phase of its Animal Medicines Best Practice (AMBP) Programme at the BCVA Congress 2018.
The programme can now provide vets with resources to work with their farmer clients to support the responsible use of antibiotics across UK farms. This follows the successful introduction of the programme’s farmer eLearning portal for dairy, beef, sheep and pig producers, launched at the House of Lords in July.
The development of the AMBP Programme has been led by NOAH in partnership with a working group of stakeholders from across the industry including vets, farmers, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and leading academics, to create a robust and trusted training programme for all those working in the sheep, dairy, beef and pig sectors.
The programme is raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and help drive best practice in a consistent manner across the industry in the UK when it comes to using antibiotics.
NOAH chair Gaynor Hillier (pictured) said: “The successful launch of the farmer training programme earlier in the Summer has already shown how valuable this type of resource can be, and we are delighted to be able to lead the way in making it available.
“This collaborative, cross-sector strategy on training will support both farmers and vets, demonstrating that our farmers have the skills to use antibiotics responsibly, providing reassurance to consumers and policy makers.”