The excessive and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials and other veterinary drugs in dairy animals cause residues in animal products and a rising number of antimicrobial resistances. In addition to increasing drug resistance, these methods have led to avoidable side effects and allergic reactions on consumers who consume animal products such as milk and meat. In India in the past 5 years the annual rate of use of antibiotics is rising by 6-7 %. About 90% of the antibiotics given to humans, crops and the livestock end up in the environment. It is estimated that by 2050 the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will cause 10 million deaths per year.
With limited or no strategic implementation of regulatory and policy focus on reducing and controlling the use of antibiotics, TDU focus on working with farmers, animal keepers, veterinarians and Dairy cooperatives to use ethno-veterinary practices for prevention and cure of microbial diseases cattle.