Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18/10/2017: Registration open for GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the responsible use of antibiotics on livestock and aquaculture

Responsible use of antibiotics in livestock and aquaculture production – GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the reduction of antibiotic use via the implementation of the criteria of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standard (IFA)

The growing demand by processors, retailers and consumers to control and reduce the use of antibiotics in their production systems is a cause of concern to livestock and aquaculture producers.

Members of the supply chain are beginning to require antibiotic-free production systems and have started to sell meat and aquaculture products for consumption with the claim “Raised without Antibiotics”.

Public regulators such as the WHO are advocating global action to mitigate antibiotic resistances.

This is due to the growing prevalence of bacteria with antibiotic resistances, such as MRSA and ESBL, and their impact on human health.

This ongoing discussion has triggered multiple activities to lower antibiotic use and the resistances as caused by applications in human and in veterinary medicine.

The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards for livestock and aquaculture require multiple actions and approaches by producers to comply with the control points regarding the responsible use of antibiotics.

GLOBALG.A.P. invites you to attend a free one-hour webinar.

The focus will be on the responsible use of antibiotics and the antibiotic reduction policies as implemented on GLOBALG.A.P. IFA farms certified for livestock and aquaculture.

Customised solutions as provided by GLOBALG.A.P., such as the “Sustainable Meat Initiative” by Dutch retailers, will also be discussed.

The webinar includes a Q&A session with the participants.

The focus group for the first webinar on this topic is:
• Producers
• Auditors and inspectors of certification bodies
• Farm Assurers

 The speakers:
• For livestock: Dr. Roland Aumüller, Standards Manager Livestock
• For aquaculture: Mrs. Valeska Weymann, Aquaculture Expert

The key learning objectives:
Participants will gain insights into:
• The criteria for producers of livestock and aquaculture regarding the responsible use of antibiotics with specific focus on training of staff and record-keeping.
• The role of the contracted veterinary surgeon when initiating an antibiotic treatment.
• The veterinary health plan and its integrated reduction policy for antibiotics.
• Preventative measures to lower the use of antibiotics to achieve a more sustainable production.
• The approach by Dutch retailers with a GLOBALG.A.P. add-on module for additional criteria on responsible use of antibiotics and their reduction.

Date and time:
The first webinars will be on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

a) 10:00 to 11:00 am CET
b) 5:00 to 6:00 pm CET
Language: English

To register click, HERE.

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