Due to an increased level of interest we are keeping the survey open.
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
THANK YOU to all who participated so far
Our July prize winners will be announced soon.
Further monthly prizes of Helios Homeopathy kits will be awarded to our lucky winners, so please do complete the survey and share – if you haven’t already done so.
For any queries, please email: email@example.com
Alternative Approaches to Livestock Health
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.
The WHAg team