Reducing antimicrobial use in European Livestock production

We would like to invite you to our conference where leading scientists and practitioners talk about one of the most pressing, but underexposed topics in livestock farming; antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Organised by The Schippers Group & Healthy Livestock

Mon 10 January 2022

Venue Online (link will be shared with participants)

In half a day we will bring you up to speed about the current state of events, best practices in the field and what’s coming in the future.


If you'd like to attend, please register here.


08.30-08.40 h Welcome & Introduction
Han Swinkels (Chairman)
08.40-09.15 h Antimicrobial resistance: the importance of reducing antimicrobial use in farm animals
Ramanan Laxminarayan (Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy)
09.15-09.50 h Stakeholder collaboration: the key to reducing AMU in farm animals
Jan Vaarten (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe)
09.50-10.00 h Break
10.00-10.30 h Four strategies to reduce the use of antimicrobials on farms: The Healthy Livestock approach
Bas Kemp (Wageningen University)
10.30-11.10 h Pitches from practice:
10.30-10.40 h Preventing infections by optimizing biosecurity measures at pig farms
Joost van den Borne (The Schippers Group)
10.40-10.50 h Smart housing for healthy chickens to enhance resilience
Anne van den Oever (Vencomatic)
10.50-11.00 h Early detection of respiratory health status pigsof
Erik Vranken (SoundTalks)
11.00-11.10 h ‘As little as possible and as much as necessary’: approaches to precise medication in cattle
Lisa Morgans (Innovation for Agriculture)
11.10-11.50 h Discussion: Challenges ahead for reducing AMU and AMR in Europe
Han Swinkels (Chairman)
11.50-12.00 h Next steps & closure