Key Livestock Diseases
Livestock Associations & Societies
Professional Veterinary Association
Record Keeping Guidance
- The Scottish Government provide guidance on Livestock ID and Traceability for cattle, on how we identify animals, and how they are tracked when they are moved
- All cattle births, deaths and movements must be reported to ScotMoves+, operated by ScotEID, completing a multispecies database which can track and trace all farmed animals within Scotland and across the border in real time
- Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) is the regulatory body for Cattle Health Schemes in the UK and Ireland
- SRUC’s Premium Cattle Health Scheme, one of the largest CHeCS Licensed Schemes in the UK, membership provides testing and management to control BVD, Johne’s Disease, IBR, Leptospirosis and Neospora alongside the CHeCS Bovine TB Herd Accreditation programme
- The Medicine Hub, industry-led and developed by AHDB, plans to address the lack of evidence of responsible use by collation of national-level data for dairy, beef and sheep farmers. Offering farm-to-fork support, it offers a safe, secure and independent central way to collate, report and compare antibiotic data from a variety of sources, including on-farm farm use and datasets from vets and processors. Their overview video provides information.
- Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance provides information about antibiotics & UK farming, including news, facts, statistics, science and reports, case studies and videos.
- BCVA provides guidance and resources on responsible use of antibiotics, including MilkSure, a training and veterinary certification programme (led by Dairy UK in conjunction with BCVA) for dairy farmers. Whilst centred on residue avoidance in milk, it covers other areas of good medicine stewardship, such as adhering to correct treatment protocols, medicine storage, and reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance.