Disseminating Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management
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Farm Health Teams
Planning for healthy livestock
What is a Farm Health Team?
Teams are made up of farm personnel, together with their veterinarian, equipment supplier, feed supplier and/or other industry member or advisor to co-create a farm health plan to help the farm reduce the need for antibiotic use whilst ensuring that financial performance and animal health is maintained or improved.
Why adopt this approach?
Working together towards shared goals for the farm
The facilitator’s role is to ensure everyone gets to have their say, and to help guide the team to find solutions.
Create a roadmap
Work together to come up with a farm health plan focused on key areas for improvement
Reviewing progress made according to key performance indicators gives useful feedback on where attention should be focused next.
Working at the farm-level to make meaningful changes
With the whole team working towards common goals, it sets the farm up for success
DISARM’s Case Study Farms
This approach was adopted by 40 farms; 10 pig farms (5 Dutch, 5 Spanish), 10 poultry farms (5 Belgian, 5 Latvian), 10 dairy cow farms (3 British, 4 Romanian, 3 Danish), and 10 dairy sheep grazing farms (5 French, 5 Greek). Each farm hosted a one-day farm visit for the other farm teams in their country to meet and discuss how they developed their farm health plans. One cross-border visit per sector (pig, poultry, dairy cows, and dairy sheep) was also organized to share knowledge across borders.
Read the report about 30 farm groups featured as case study examples, covering a range of farming systems and locations detailing how the team worked together, the strategies adopted to reduce antibiotic resistance and the impact this had on livestock health and performance.
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https://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.png00GeorgetaANGSThttps://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.pngGeorgetaANGST2021-10-28 19:06:522022-02-14 15:09:31517 The participatory support approach applied to biosecurity in poultry farming : Teaching of an "initial diagnosis" step (Research report; Rousset, et al. 2020)
https://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.png00Laura Palczynskihttps://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.pngLaura Palczynski2020-09-08 13:18:552020-10-16 11:54:29WEBINAR: Optimising animal health in pig farming (in Dutch)
https://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.png00Laura Palczynskihttps://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.pngLaura Palczynski2020-08-14 10:13:222020-10-16 11:55:29WEBINAR: Facilitating change with small groups
https://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.png00Annick Spaanshttps://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.pngAnnick Spaans2020-06-12 10:17:402022-05-25 04:50:10EPRUMA best-practice guidelines for the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals
https://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.png00Laura Palczynskihttps://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.pngLaura Palczynski2020-05-07 11:44:232020-05-07 11:44:23DISARM Model for Multi Actor Farm Health Planning
https://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.png00Laura Palczynskihttps://disarmproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diarm-logo.pngLaura Palczynski2020-04-29 11:21:362022-02-09 19:16:31WEBINAR: Principles of Biosecurity and Biocheck.UGent
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