Green solutions for reducing antibiotics International collaboration to promote the use, validation and marketing of herbal products in dairy farming This symposium will highlight the current state of knowledge on the use of herbal products, as well as other green solutions, to reduce antibiotic use in dairy farming in the Netherlands, India, Ethiopia and Uganda. It [...]
Het kabinet wil het onjuiste gebruik van antibiotica terugdringen en zo het ontstaan van antibioticaresistentie tegengaan. Meer nadruk op infectiepreventie moet het aantal infecties in zorginstellingen verminderen. Er is een breed actieplan opgesteld met vertegenwoordigers van de zorgsector en andere betrokkenen. Het plan gaat uit van de one health-visie. Kern daarvan is dat menselijke gezondheidszorg en diergezondheidszorg [...]
Interesting article on ILRI website: the rise of antimicrobial resistance (lethal) and animal agriculture (critical): Their links in developing countries Review of Evidence on Antimicrobial Resistance and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries.pdf
Because of restrictions on the use of antibiotics, livestock farmers are increasingly resorting to herbal remedies, bacterial drinks and other natural products to make and keep their animals healthy. Although there might not always be hard medical evidence, farmers sometimes get spectacular results from natural remedies. Please read this article in Wageningen World.
The stories of Ugandan farmers have strengthened our resolve and enriched us. We want to commit more to biodiversity over here, on our own cold mudflats. We want to rally against the cry for ever-higher milk production. We want more, that’s true. We want more biodiversity, because that also makes us rich. Please find the [...]
Ankole cattle in Uganda sprayed with a type of insecticide against ticks. Indian herbal recipes could be an environmentally friendly alternative! Click here for the whole story of Janna van der Meer in Dutch.
As part of the E-Motive Exchange visit (Exchange project between Netherlands and Ethiopia/Uganda on cattle breeding for resilient dairy farming and improved milk quality) a Dutch delegation of dairy experts visited the State Minister of Livestock Development in Ethiopia. The State Minister proudly presented the Ethiopian Livestock Master Plan for the next 15 years. This [...]