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SLU course about antibiotic resistance attracted over 4 000 participants

Published: 27 April 2021
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A SLU-produced MOOC about antibiotic resistance and livestock has attracted over 4 000 participants from a total of 161 countries.

The popular open online course (MOOC) Effective Livestock Production with Low Use of Antibiotics has taken place in a total of six rounds between 2019 and 2021.
More than 4 000 participants have learned what antibiotic resistance is and how to prevent it while increasing productivity among livestock.

- The MOOC was free and open to everyone, but mainly addressed to livestock keepers and professionals working in the livestock production sector in low-income countries and emerging economies worldwide, says veterinarian Sandra Nohrborg who moderated all six course rounds.

The countries that attracted the most course participants were:

United Kingdom
South Africa

Reviews from some of the participants:

The whole course content and outline was awesome. I really added to my existing knowledge. It was an eye-opener to global issues, especially Africa, surrounding the livestock industry.

It was so much better than I expected. I am sure it will be very helpful for my future.

I learnt a lot from this course and it was incredibly easy to follow along with and the work load was perfectly doable. I enjoyed reading the comments and opinions of people from all over the globe!

Very good refreshing course with future aspects of antibiotics usage. Lot of new information with many research articles.

An excellent update on AMR and production! The course gives a good insight on different farming systems around the world combined with interesting lessons by researchers. A vivid MOOC!

Practicing Veterinarians In Developing Countries Will Find It Very Rewarding Indeed. I Am Forever Grateful Learning This Course.

I have a new perspective on livestock production especially cattle which am very passionate. The coordination of farmers and veterinarian in preventing diseases and production on the farm is crucial. The course was simply explained, easy to understand. The scripts were always available for someone to read at their own time, which I think was good. Am ready to confidently talk to farmers about the effective livestock production with low use of antibiotics.

The course content was good and highly relevant to the society, the four week course gave me both land as well as lab (land to Lab and lab to land) experiences.This course is as exciting as it is educating. An eye opener to most farmers especially in developing countries.
Its a complete 5 star for me.

Excellent course and very much useful for future business, thanks a lot

The course content is so resourceful, well packed with lot of practical examples.



A MOOC is a free online course that consists of various course elements such as films (in this case interviews with farmers and lectures), articles to read, quizzes and interactive discussions.

Axfoundation has financially supported the development of this course.