A promotional campaign to promote best practice on getting “quality, quantity and quickness” of colostrum is being launched in the UK. The aim is to further reduce the use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Farmers Weekly reports that the campaign underlines that responsible use of antibiotics starts with newborn calves, lambs and piglets receiving the right amount of colostrum within a couple of hours of birth, something all farmers have the potential to achieve.
Farmers and vets looking for more information should search for the #ColostrumIsGold hashtag on Twitter, or go to the FarmAntibiotics.org website to be signposted to useful tools, resources and case studies from 1 February.
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