Course

LMEP offers courses in the following areas:
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Veal
  • Sheep & Goat
  • Poultry
  • Equine
  • Beekeeping
  • Fur-Bearing
Why take the Livestock Medicines Education Program?
  • The course and accompanying material are designed specifically for producers, with practical information that can be put to immediate use on the farm:
    • To increase returns
    • To enhance food safety
    • To build consumer confidence
    • To complement Quality Assurance Programs developed by commodity organizations
    • To share ideas and learn with other livestock producers
  • The Ontario government has delayed the introduction of statutory and regulatory initiatives to support the Livestock Medicines Program, until further policy analyses can be completed. A LMEP certificate is not required to purchase designated non-prescription livestock medicines at this time.
  • Some commodity organizations require the successful completion of this course for Quality Assurance Programs. Contact your provincial commodity association for details.
What will you learn?
  • The course covers three basic objectives:
    • Develop a team approach by assigning responsibilities
    • Read, understand and follow the label
    • Identify ways of improving on farm management systems
  • Through proper purchasing, handling, storage and use of livestock medicines you will:
    • Decrease costs through correct dosing and reduced wastage
    • Learn that diagnosis is the basis of all livestock medicine use
    • Minimize risks to animals and humans
    • Improve animal health and performance
    • Enhance food safety and consumer confidence