In Australian feedlots, antimicrobials play an important role in helping us manage the health and welfare of cattle under our care. Concerns about reduced antimicrobial effectiveness, coupled with fewer new antimicrobial technologies being discovered, means we must preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobials currently available.
The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association and Meat and Livestock Australia is dedicated to preserving the effectiveness of antimicrobials, and to protecting human and animal health, by promoting responsible antimicrobial use. Antimicrobial stewardship describes practices and protocols designed to reduce the need for antimicrobial use and to ensure that when antimicrobials are required, they’re utilised in a way that maximises efficacy while minimising adverse effects – including the development of antimicrobial resistance.
This online training course is aligned with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines for the Australian cattle feedlot industry and is designed to assist you and your team in implementing robust decisions when it comes to the use of antimicrobials. This course and the Guidelines outlines the five stewardship principles which are collectively termed the ‘5Rs’ – responsibility, review, reduce, refine and replace. These principles provide a continuous improvement framework that will help lot feeders understand and ensure appropriate use of antimicrobials and therefore reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance occurring.
This E-learning series has been by funded grain-fed levies and matching federal government R&D contributions in consultation with the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association.
Training Location and Delivery method
Online Training course, delivered via the Feedlot TECH Training Hub. Approximately 4 hours in length.
Free to all feedlots, employees and industry associated individuals.
To access training
Sign in or create an account on the Feedlot TECH Training Hub to access online feedlot specific skills training. To create an account on the Training Hub, click ‘sign up now’ on the login page, determine a password, confirm you email address and complete the verification form. When prompted, enter your feedlot NFAS or Group Number to ensure fast verification and access to training.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)