Cattle

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Dry Cow Management

All farmers have a responsibility for the health and welfare of the animals on their farm. Farmers and stock-keepers can play a major role in ensuring the responsible use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials on farms by following these guidelines.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle Production

RUMA® guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials by cattle farmers have been designed to provide quick and easy-to read guiding principles that can be used by those involved in managing cattle.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible use of Vaccines and Vaccination in Dairy and Beef Cattle Production

RUMA guidelines for the responsible use of vaccines and vaccination by dairy and beef producers have been designed to give easy-to-read guiding principles that can be used by all producers in the management of their herds.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Avoiding milk antibiotic residues

Practical guide to avoiding milk antibiotic residues – a poster with pointers on how dairy farmers can make sure their milk always meets the stringent antibiotic residues standards

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Vaccinating cattle safely and effectively

RUMA Alliance member AHDB Dairy along with its research partner, the University of Nottingham, has produced a short film for farmers and farm staff to demonstrate the correct technique used to vaccinate cattle safely and effectively.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Responsible use of Anthelmintics in Grazing Animals

RUMA Alliance member the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued guidance, supported by RUMA, on the use of anthelmintics in grazing animals in the form of a poster for display

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

RUMA Guidelines

Sustainable control of Worms in Cattle

Internal parasites (worms) represent an important threat to optimising performance in both beef and dairy cattle. Feed conversion efficiency, growth rates and fertility will all be affected if cattle are carrying large burdens of internal parasites.

This guideline is supported by a full length version giving more detailed background information.

Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS)cows_logo

Parasites represent an important threat to optimising performance in both beef and dairy cattle. Feed conversion efficiency, growth rates and fertility will all be affected if cattle are carrying large burdens of internal parasites. There is an industry initiative which aims to improve the information available to vets and advisors about the sustainable control of parasites in cattle.

For more information visit: http://www.cattleparasites.org.uk/

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