Veal calves
Strict regulation has more than halved Dutch antibiotics use in recent years as a new era in farm health planning and probiotics has driven livestock systems. More frequent veterinary visits, a three-step antibiotics request programme and antibiotics alternatives have been used to maintain productivity and rein in medication. In addition, “naughty lists” of vet practices not curbing antibiotics use have been published nationally as an incentive to veterinary surgeons to make changes. See also: Dutch dairy farmers win court appeal […]