A video guide to show producers how to add antibiotic usage into the industry-backed electronic medicine book (eMB) has been produced by AHDB Pork and is now available for viewing on YouTube.
In addition, a webinar explaining how to use eMB is scheduled for Tuesday next week, October 18, while a printed guide will be posted to producers next month, as well as being made available online.
“The interest in eMB from producers has been good but we need to get the whole industry on board,” said AHDB Pork vet team manager, Martin Smith.
“It is vital we get the whole industry involved and provide a benchmark for the amount of antibiotics actually being used by the end of the year.
“Targets for antibiotic reduction will be introduced next year and we need to know how much is being used or those targets could be hard to meet. Using eMB is very straightforward, however, and can, if producers wish, replace their existing medicines book.”