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1. Understand the following classes of medicine, what they do and whento use them:

  • Vaccine
  • Antibiotic
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID)
  • Anthelmintic.

2. Understand how an active health plan ensures effective productuse.

3. Safe and effective administration of medicines.

4. Comply with medicines legislation and farm assurance requirements.

FarmSkills Mastering Medicines

Delivery method


Who should attend?

This course is aimed at farmers at supervisor level (level 3 upwards).

What will be covered?

  • Safely administer veterinary medicines to animals under their care
  • Store and maintain medicines on farm in accordance with legislation and farm assurance requirements
  • Record on farm medicine usage in accordance with legislation and farm assurance requirements.
  • Describe the difference between vaccines and treatments and the different legislative classes
  • Describe basic differences that exist between different classes of antibiotic and the need for veterinary guidance for their use
  • Describe the basic classes of anthelmintics and the need for veterinary or SQP guidance on their use
  • Understand the actions of an NSAID and when they should be used.
  • Understand the responsibility of those administering medicines to farm animals.

Other areas of interest

  • FarmSkills Lambing
  • FarmSkills Foot Trimming
  • FarmSkills DIY AI
  • Farmskills Calf Rearing
  • FarmSkills Lameness.
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