Daily Archives: October 26, 2018


AMR is real and on-farm antibiotic rules are changing.

October has seen several high profile media outlets cover antibiotic usage in food producing animals. VirtualVet welcomes the attention this issue is generating, but fears the coverage will be ignored by many within the industry – including farmers and their vets. The strongest piece from an Irish point of view, was the coverage in the Irish Independent of the CAVI conference. At the conference, Prof Martin Cormican said “Antibiotic resistance is impacting on people now,” warning that there is an increasing body of evidence which points to this resistance being transferred from animals into the food chain. Prof Cormican continued […]