Livestock production

Animal welfare is an integral part of the entire process of sustainable food production, and high welfare standards mean the highest quality of meat, milk and eggs and greater animals’ resistance to disease. Animal welfare is also required by both Polish law and by a number of EU directives and regulations.

The part dedicated to biosecurity in animal husbandry covers such issues as specifying of what animal biosecurity is and what are its guidelines and good practices related to it. It also covers the determinants of technology and personnel on the farm, issues of extermination of insects, rodents and quarantine, as well as control of the presence of unwanted animals. It also contains basic information about the treatment of animals.

Antibiotics are one of the greatest discoveries of medicine and chemistry, but if used improperly, they can pose a real threat to animal and human health. Nobody wants to eat eggs, milk or meat with antibiotics in them. Their presence in products is prohibited. A farmer offering products contaminated with antibiotics discredits himself to potential recipients, and that can have a significant impact on the future of the farm. It is worth knowing how to avoid it.

The following lessons are currently available in the “Livestock Production” area:

  • Principles of using antibiotics in livestock production
  • Prevention of antibiotic resistance
  • Biosecurity in animal husbandry and breeding
  • Animal welfare

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