10.30am Breakout Session: Antimicrobial use and Resistance on Your Farm – what’s your perspective?

Breakout Session Information

In this session, veterinarians from University of Glasgow Veterinary School will present an outline of current research (co-funded by Lidl) investigating knowledge, behaviour and attitudes to antimicrobial use on dairy farms in Scotland. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the key current issues in veterinary and public health. There is pressure from regulators and consumers to reduce the use of antimicrobials on farms. This project seeks to determine the farmers’ perspective – what factors determine antimicrobial use and the impact of reducing overall consumption on the farm. To this end, the session will include an interactive component via a live, anonymous poll.


Elena Borelli, DVM MRCVS

Elena Borelli graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bologna (Italy) in 2017. In 2017-2018, she completed one-year internship program in bovine health management in the University of Liege (Belgium). Thereafter, she worked in Northern France for 7 months as a mixed practitioner. In August 2019, she joined Glasgow Vet School for a 4-year residency and Master’s programme in bovine health management (ECBHM).

Emily Hotchkiss, BVMS PhD MRCVS

Emily graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and worked as a mixed and farm animal clinician before undertaking a PhD on cryptosporidiosis. She continued to pursue a career in research at the Moredun Research Institute before returning to the University of Glasgow in 2018. Her research focus is the epidemiology of endemic diseases of livestock and barriers and motivators to the uptake of best practice.

Kathryn Ellis, BVMS Cert. CHP PhD Dip. ECBHM MRCVS

Following graduation in 1997 from Glasgow Vet school, Kathryn worked in mixed practice and then as an ‘intern’ in the farm animal division at Glasgow. She undertook a PhD at the University of Liverpool investigating milk composition in organic and non-organic milk. Kathryn returned to Glasgow Vet school in 2005 as a clinician and her clinical and research interests are varied, including organic agricultural production systems, cattle nematode control and production animal welfare.

Martin Tomlinson, BVMS Dip. ECBHM PGCAP MRCVS

Martin is a diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons specialist in Cattle Health and Production. His main clinical and research interests are in herd health, reproduction and productivity in both dairy and beef herds.

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