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‘Tommy the Vet’ on the impact the current changes in the antibiotic regulations are having on farms


With changes in the regulations surrounding antibiotics introduced since 28th January, Tommy Heffernan aka ‘Tommy the Vet’ is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast with tips and advice.

Firstly, Tommy outlines some key tips to ensure the health of calves from birth onwards. He highlights the impact the current changes in the antibiotic regulations are having at farm level and says that calf scours are an issue on most farms. Tommy discusses what farmers do to treat calves and prevent it becoming a problem.

Coccidiosis & Crypto are unfortunately issues on some farms also and Tommy outlines ways to prevent it and the best treatment.

Finally, Tommy outlines some tips for farmers considering implementing a vaccination programme this spring.

For more episodes from the Beef Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge  

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