Verschleppung von Tierarzneimitteln in die Umwelt
Residues of veterinary pharmaceuticals may enter and be dispersed through water and soil via manure and dung. Farmers can reduce these environmental impacts through their farming practices. These teaching materials were designed for agricultural vocational schools. They contain worksheets, information on classroom design and background information for teachers. The teaching materials are available to teachers and learners for free use.
This teaching unit provides trainees from agricultural vocational schools with an introduction to the development of action-oriented solutions to prevent the carry-over of veterinary pharmaceuticals on the farm.
The learning objectives of the teaching unit include:
- identifying the problem of the carry-over of veterinary medicines
- differentiating between different carry-over possibilities
- identifying measures to avoid carry-over
- assigning measures to avoid carry-over to the appropriate causes
- learning about other measures to help reduce the release of veterinary medicines into the environment.
- critical examination of the conditions in the teaching establishment with regard to the carry-over of veterinary drugs
The teaching materials were developed under the lead of the Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).