Friday, 15 March 2013

Scotland - Farming needs antibiotic cutback

Amazing. It is not quick, it is not steady but we are getting there after many years of struggle.

Livestock farming is starting the process of loosening the grip of state supported veterinary greed and corruption on the story coming from the farming media.

At last, we are getting sensible balanced reports from some trade magazines. The Scottish Farmer is to be congratulated.

Be sure to read the whole. You don't expect to find veterinary regulations to be a subject for the G8 summit in London.

You don't expect the Britain's new Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies to be leading the long overdue fight.

The full Scottish Farmer report is here.


Farming needs antibiotic cutback
THE GOVERNMENT should act to reduce the use of antibiotics including agriculture to limit resistance according to the UK's chief medical officer.
Professor Dame Sally Davies said it was a "ticking time bomb" and warned that routine hospital operations could become deadly in just 20 years if we lose the ability to fight infection.
Professor Davies has called on the government to raise the issue during next month's G8 summit in London...
...The British Veterinary Association have previously spoken out against legislation for vet antibiotic use.