09 April 2018

REDUCING ANTIBIOTIC USE IN GAMEBIRDS

Antibiotic Logos

This important joint communication is intended for all UK gamebird rearers, any shoots
that release game, game feed suppliers, vets who look after gamebirds and everyone else
with an interest in gamebird husbandry and game shooting. It comes from an
unprecedented range of professional and representative bodies, whose logos appear
above. It is also supported by specialist gamebird veterinary practices and by many
suppliers of gamebirds and game feeds. Please read it carefully and take action.

Head of advisory services at Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Roger Draycott, said: “It is very good news that the game sector has come together so effectively to deliver an impressive reduction in antibiotic usage. However, we need to reduce usage further and the GWCT will be working closely with our members and advisory clients to help achieve the new targets without compromising animal welfare.”

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