PARTICIPATION: If you are responsible for livestock health AND you use non-conventional* approaches and methods as per the definition below, please complete our survey.

*Approaches that use natural, alternative, or complementary methods, products or treatments to reduce or eliminate:

– antibiotics; conventional wormers/anthelmintics;

– conventional treatments for external parasites/pests (eg flies, ticks, lice);

– other conventional drugs or interventions e.g. synthetic hormones

…..or complete here

In appreciation of your participation, you will be entered into a prize draw to win £250 towards an investment that benefits the health of you and/or your livestock.

Draw to take place July 31st 2020.

If you have any queries, please email:


Alternative Approaches to Livestock Health

Dear Farmer,

Non-conventional farming approaches to livestock health are mostly ignored or dismissed by researchers and by many organisations and institutions which purport to be impartial and independent. It often appears that there is a prejudicial culture of denial which holds that natural, complementary or alternative methods have no merit and therefore cannot work. 

The outcome is that, for too long, the true picture of farm animal health has been obscured; farmers’ voices are not heard and their knowledge and expertise is not documented.  It also means that the potential for natural and alternative methods to clean up the food chain and the land remains un-evaluated.

Our priority, therefore, is to redress the balance and tell the whole story.  The first step is to gather up-to-date information from livestock farmers about any non-conventional methods, products and approaches they may use. 

To this end, we need your help. Whether you run a large commercial enterprise or you keep a few animals for home consumption; whether you use a single ‘alternative’ product or you are totally ‘drug and chemical free’, your experience is important to us

So please: tell your story; have your say; take our survey today.

Thank you,

The WHAg team