AgriAcademy – The Essentials of Good Medicine Management on Farm

Start date: ONLINE

Duration: Study at your own pace online

Location: Online

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Free

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

Learning outcomes

The objective of Agri Academy module is to provide trainees’ with a deeper understanding of best practice in the safe use of veterinary medicines on the farm; this includes accurate record keeping, correctly and safely storing and administering veterinary medicines in accordance with health and safety, good practice and relevant legislation.

  • Optimum use of veterinary medicines on farm
  • Halter Making
  • Correct application of doses
  • Selecting injection sites
  • Regulations
  • Safety aspects
  • Vaccinations
  • Use of antibioticsn


Section 1 – The regulations

  • Farmer responsibilities
  • Drug categories

Section 2 – Health and safety

  • Restraint and safety
  • Administration techniques
  • The head halter
  • Storage, Disposal and self-injection

Section 3 – Antibiotics

  • Antibiotics the basics
  • AMR antimicrobial resistance

Section 4 – Vaccines

  • What are vaccines
  • Vaccines and their uses

Section 5 – Anthelmintics

  • Classes of anthelmintics
  • Anthelmintic resistance

Section 6 – Problem solving

  • Problem Solving & Course Summary

Trainer Profile

Conor Geraghty, native of Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, graduated with an MVB from University College Dublin in 1999. Following terms in both large animal and equine practice in the midlands and West of Ireland, Conor is now principal of Geraghty & Neary Veterinary, a three person large animal/equine practice in east Galway. His specific veterinary interests include herd health, reproductive efficiency in beef and dairy cattle and knowledge transfer. He graduated from UCDs Dairy Herd Health in 2016. Conor is also a long-standing member of Veterinary Ireland. He has served on the CAVI (Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland) committee since 2011 and has been Chair for the past two years. He is currently Chair of the Food Animal Group of Veterinary Ireland. He is an active member of a number of working groups within the organisation including the BVD Implementation Group. Conor manages a successful beef herd and breeds Belgian Blue cattle in his spare time.

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