RECORDING | The prudent use of antibiotics

By Food Focus on 29 April 2022


Antibiotics have revolutionised the world of medicine, for both human and animal health. They are especially valuable in maintaining the high-health status of today’s incredibly efficient cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats and have played a critical role in keeping livestock healthy and productive.

Nevertheless, for all their benefits, antibiotics also need to be used with caution.

Violative residues in edible animal products can cause severe allergic reactions in antibiotic-sensitive humans, contribute to the development of resistance, and interfere with product manufacturing.

We have a combined responsibility to be committed in preserving the value and correct use of these products. 

Watch the recording and don’t miss out on an insightful session on the prudent use of antibiotics!

Download the presentation:  Download DSA 17052022 PRUDENT ANTIBIOTICS.pdf


More about our speaker:

Dr Chris Van Dijk
Specialist Veterinary Consultant

Dr Chris Van Dijk, a veterinary specialist, has worked for almost 40-years within the Private Practice, Public, and Corporate spheres. Beginning his career as a veterinarian and later as a veterinary specialist in a veterinary practice; from 2000 he moved into the corporate arena with one of the leading Animal Health Companies in the world, servicing South and Central Africa.

In 2015, Dr Van Dijk joined Non-Profit Organisation, Milk Producers’ Organisation (MPO) South Africa, as Executive Head. His role at the MPO included engaging with stakeholders at prominent levels, driving the identification of value-adding products, services and research and development aligned to meet the needs of sector participants.

In 2021 he embarked on a new venture as a specialist veterinary consultant, consulting for the FAO, pharmaceutical companies, South African Veterinary Association, and various other groups.


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