156 ToolsChecklists – Reducing antibiotic use in lameness cases using the Healthy Feet Programme by AHDB Dairy

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156 ToolsChecklists – Reducing antibiotic use in lameness cases using the Healthy Feet Programme by AHDB Dairy

AMU reduction strategies \ Monitoring and surveillance
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The aim of the UK Healthy Feet Programme and this checklist is to help you make the necessary changes to reduce lameness and improve your business performance. Rather than using antibiotics, it is better to treat certain forms of lameness, such as sole ulcers and white line disease with a foot trim, block and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. For infectious lesions, such as digital dermatitis, antibiotics may be entirely appropriate. Ensure all medicines used are licensed products and you have a discussion with your vet about treatments. Antibiotics for footbaths are not licensed and are inappropriate.