Rethinking antibiotic use at drying off

Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

Presenters: Mark Humphris and Brian Corr

Cost: Complimentary

Learn how to reduce risks and save money by more selective use of antibiotic dry cow treatments.

Countdown project leader Mark Humphris will discuss:
  • How farmers can help stop the rise of "superbugs" that are resistant to antibiotics
  • Making the most of dry cow antibiotics
  • How to decide when which cows need only internal teat sealant at drying off

Dairy farmer Brian Corr will also discuss his experiences using part herd antibiotic dry cow therapy in a large herd 

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Mark Humphris

Mark has been involved in dairying for over 30 years, growing up on dairy farms in South Australia and Victoria. After qualifying in veterinary science Mark worked in dairy practices in Victoria and the UK, before becoming the Project Leader for Dairy Australia’s Countdown project in 2013. Mark also contributes to various dairy extension and training activities that address industry priorities in animal health and husbandry.

Brian Corr

Brian Corr currently works for DFP Australia as a Farm Manager, working across their Poowong and Athlone dairy farms, both of which are seasonal calving and pasture-based. His dairying career began back home in Monaghan, Ireland, where he studied Dairy Farm Management. He then spent time on dairy farms in New Zealand, the UK and Northern Victoria, before settling now in Gippsland. He is a strong believer in the power of research and forward-thinking in agriculture and has been channelling that in his dairying pursuits.

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