Last Friday, the Minister explained that his department will hold a seminar on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on Wednesday 30th November in the Mullingar Park Hotel.
The seminar, entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance – What can farmers do?”, will aim to continue the dialogue between the relevant stakeholders on what actions need to be taken to ensure that antibiotics remain effective in the future.
AMR can be caused by the over-use of antibiotics, in turn making them less effective. The effects that this can have on humans who consume livestock products will also be discussed. The seminar will include speakers presenting the most up to date information on AMR in relation to usage, what's happening on the human health side, as well as industry developments and what farmers can do to tackle AMR on their farms.