There is now an attitude of farmers handling the drugs themselves with very limited knowledge about the drugs or even no knowledge at all. A deadly situation I may think. Persuading this group of people against this practice is likely to meet with immeasurable resistance. It will need protracted approaches to convince them against the practice and to persuade policy makers as well of the dangers involved in this practice. A number of infections have developed resistance to the drugs as a result.
More so, a number of quack practitioners have taken advantage of the unsuspecting farmers to offer services they least understand. All these need a concerted effort of qualified field officers, social scientists, the farmers, communities and policy formulators and makers to reverse this dangerous attitude trend. This work is immense but not impossible for the veterinary professionals. Another possible threat is lack of awareness by the livestock/animal keepers on who knows what on the animal sector.
They are not able to differentiate someone who offers professional knowledge from someone who offers casual knowledge. The other threat lies in limited knowledge of the consumers of the animal products not being aware of what, which, and what animal products need to be consumed and why? The social scientists team of the organization is more than ready to scientifically close this gap. Businesses like minds come with very many tactics and challenges. An organized animal feed run business is likely to rub shoulders with those who have entered the animal feed business merely for business as usual (mixing unqualified substances of unknown food value to unsuspecting animal keepers) the wrong side. A lot of business ethics tutoring will be needed to redirect these souls on the correct path and why the correct path needs to be pursued anyway.