Antimicrobial use in calves

The Healthy Calf Podcast series is designed to help Ontario dairy and veal producers make informed decisions about youngstock health and welfare, with a focus on taking a more proactive approach to reduce disease and improve performance.

Antimicrobial use is a significant issue involving both human and animal health. No new antibiotics are being developed for use in animals, and what is currently available is all that there will be to fight infection for the foreseeable future. Responsible and judicious use of the antibiotics we have available to us will help to ensure they remain effective in treating the diseases we need them for. Learn more in this Podcast with Dr. Diego Gomez, a veterinarian and researcher from the Ontario Veterinary College, as he discusses how producers can choose the most appropriate medication for the disease they are dealing with to ensure good antimicrobial stewardship for animal health and preservation of one of the most important tools we have left in our toolbox.