Since that time Langford Vets Farm Animal Practice has consistently and continuously focused on working with farmers and smallholders to reduce antimicrobial use on farms and smallholdings.
From 2010 to 2017 there has been a 92% reduction in the amounts of antibiotics prescribed from the Practice which are classed as ‘critically important to human health’.
Langford Vets Farm Animal Practice is leading the way; many of our commercial farm clients have now farmed for more than five years without the use of any antibiotics classed as ‘critically important to human health’.
The vets at Langford Vets Farm Animal Practice are now training vets at other practices in responsible and sustainable prescribing, providing CPD for vets in England and Northern Ireland so far.
A study of seven dairy farms that have not used any antibiotics which are 'critically important for human health' for at least five years has shown that there were noreductions in health, welfare or production, in fact many health and production parameters improved in this time.
Langford Vets Farm Animal Practice are now taking part in a study looking in to the use of antibiotics in beef cattle and sheep.