By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information on cookies see our privacy policy page.

Text Size: a a
HomeA-Z IndexSubscribe/RSS Contact Us Twitter logo small white bird

Latest News

Added 09.10.20

Professor Michael Diskin (Teasgasc), Dr. Martin Blake (Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFM), Mr. Conor Geraghty (President, Veterinary Ireland), Professor Gerry Boyle (Teagasc), Mr. Hugh Farrell (Animal Health and Welfare Chair, ICSA)

DAFM welcomes the recent launch of the Code of Good Practice Regarding the Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on Sheep Farms, which will serve as a useful tool containing practical strategies for sheep farmers to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. DAFM acknowledges the collaboration and work of the Irish Farmer’s Association,  Veterinary Ireland and Teagasc who developed these guidelines under the chairmanship of the Animal and Plant Health Association.

 Added 09.10.20

Left – Mr. John Keogh, Chief Executive, Animal and Plant Health Association, Middle – Ms. Caroline Garvan, Superintending Veterinary Inspector, Antimicrobial Resistance Section, Right – Minister Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, and the members of the iNAP Animal Health Sector Implementation Committee welcomed the recent publication the Code of Practice for Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Sheep, a very useful tool for farmers and the result of extensive collaboration and effort between Irish Farmers Association, Veterinary Ireland and Teagasc, under the chairmanship of John Keogh of the Animal and Plant Health Association.

The Guidelines were officially launched by Minister Hackett on Friday 25th September and were also discussed during the Teagasc Virtual Sheep Week 21st – 25th September.