The new MSD Animal Health initiative was launched this week to encourage farmers to take an active approach to on farm disease prevention.
Being reactive to on farm disease means relying on treating rather than preventing it; which
often involves more time and money spent on treatments and damages overall health and welfare & productivity.
Currently there is significant pressure on farmers, in response to political and consumer drive, to reduce on farm treatments that include antibiotics and it has never been more important for farmers to understand the value of effectively managing disease on-farm.
3 steps that can be taken to prevent disease:
- Assess the risks of disease for your stock
Understand the risks to your stock to make informed decisions
- Prevent disease by reducing these risks
Use biosecurity and vaccination protocols to control disease and keep stock healthy
- Improve health, welfare and productivity
Adopt a proactive approach to disease control and focus on disease prevention.
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