The global animal health company, Alltech, is making its experts available to discuss antimicrobial resistance challenges, following up on the British Poultry Council (BPC)’s “insight into its members’ use of antimicrobials and their ongoing reduction strategies”.
Alltech says it wishes to “offer insight and expert analysis on future challenges in the agricultural industry”, commenting that as the distance between farmers and consumers closes around the world, the industry will continually need to adapt its methods to meet the ever-growing demand for high-quality, safe food.
The initiative also seeks to build on the recent collaboration on antimicrobial resistance between the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
The company’s action also includes online access to an antibiotics webinar given by Alltech European Bioscience Centre director, Dr Richard Murphy, released under the title “The path of least resistance”.
“The webinar explains why we should be concerned about antibiotic resistance, where we are now with restrictions on antibiotics in livestock health and what opportunities exist for agricultural operations,” said the company.