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02 June 2014
New Guidelines on Animal Health, Welfare, Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - New international standards and guidelines on animal health were agreed at the World Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, France, last week....
23 May 2014
Dutch Make Progress in Reducing Antibiotic Usage
THE NETHERLANDS - Great progress is being made in the Netherlands towards its declared aim of reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production. ...
21 May 2014
Call to McDonald’s to Source Beef Raised Without Antibiotics
US - Antibiotics campaigning Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter has called on fast food chain McDonald’s to keep a promise the company has made to stop using beef from animals raised using antibiotics....
19 May 2014
AMI Helps US Consumers Confused about Antibiotics
US - A new survey reveals that consumers are confused about the causes of antibiotic resistance and the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production....
01 May 2014
Alliance Sets out Action Plan on Responsible Use of Antbiotics
UK - The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) fully supports the UK Government’s Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy that was launched on 10 September 2013 and has produced an action plan for the livestock sector....
16 April 2014
Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. ...
15 April 2014
Voluntary Withdrawal of Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval of a collective 19 animal drug applications because...
09 April 2014
New Regulations Come into Force to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - From the beginning of April the German agricultural authorities have put in place a new regulation requiring livestock owners to report the amount of antibiotics they are giving their animals every six months....
02 April 2014
Antibiotic Featured in Newspaper Story Unrelated to Farm Animal Use
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry organisation states that carbapenems are not used in livestock. ...
26 March 2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Remains in Commonly Detected in Bacteria in Humans, Animals and Food
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and...
17 March 2014
Antibiotics Endgame to be Explored by Summit Panel
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced today the speakers on a panel about antibiotics at its 13th annual Stakeholders Summit, themed 'Cracking the Millennial Code', to be held on 8 and 9 May 2014 in Crystal City, Virginia....
14 March 2014
Texas Tech Scientist Raises Concern of Using Beta Agonists in Beef Cattle
US - Use of certain animal drugs known as beta agonists in cattle production has received considerable attention both in the US and around the world....
24 February 2014
What Will Antibiotic Guidelines Mean For Livestock Feeders?
US - Veterinarians, rather than farmers, are to play a decisive role in implementing US antimicrobial policy in light of new voluntary guidelines introduced last December....
18 February 2014
New Software from CIRAD Aims to Cut Antibiotic Use
FRANCE - A team from CIRAD has developed a software capable of identifying some of the proteins involved in triggering bacterial infections. This innovation has significant potential in terms of therapeutic approaches, and in particular would make it...
29 January 2014
Wrong Picture Painted over Antibiotic Use
US - The animal agriculture industry has wrongly been painted as being irresponsible in its use of antibiotics, writes Chris Harris from the International Production and Processing exhibition in Atlanta....
23 January 2014
Webinar Looks To Help Judicious Antibiotics Use
US – Limiting antimicrobial usage in food animals is to be the subject of a producer oriented webinar, to be run by the University of Illinois....
22 January 2014
Effective Danish Effort to Reduce Use of Antibiotics
DENMARK - The use of antibiotics in Danish farming has fallen by 11 per cent since 2009. This is shown by data from October 2013. In this way, Danish farmers have reached the policy objective to reduce the use of antibiotics by ten per cent compared to...
20 January 2014
Malaysian Consumer Group Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed
MALAYA - A consumer group in Malaysia has called on the authorities to ban antibiotic use in animal feeds following the EU ban on antibiotics in animal feed....
16 January 2014
Carbapenemase-producing Germs in Livestock Populations
GERMANY - Carbapenems are antibiotics authorised for the treatment of humans and which were categorised by the World Health Organisation as critically important antimicrobials for the treatment of humans. Reserve antibiotics of this kind are only supposed...
13 January 2014
White Paper Highlights Complexities of Antibiotic Resistance Issues
US - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has published a White Paper on its recent symposium on antimicrobial use and resistance. ...
08 January 2014
New Zealander Reveals Low Mastitis Rate
NEW ZEALAND – The mastitis rate in New Zealand is less than half of the USA and a quarter of the UK average....
03 January 2014
Dairy Industry Committed to Managing Use of Antibiotics
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy industry organisations DairyNZ and the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) say that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) report on antibiotic sales highlights the on-going importance of animal owners working with...
31 December 2013
Academic Advocates Fee for Antibiotics Used in Vet Medicine
CANADA - An economics researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture and aquaculture is creating a public health crisis and is advocating user fees on non-human antibiotics use....
23 December 2013
UK Farm Animal Antibiotic Use Figures for 2012 Updated
UK - The UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance report (UK-VARSS 2012) has been amended....
18 December 2013
Our Race Against Bacteria: Linking Livestock Production and Human Medicine
GLOBAL - The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit human health, and what are the risks if it does not?...
17 December 2013
Phasing out Antibiotics for Growth Promotion in US: What Are the Consequences?
ANALYSIS - The proposed changes to the regulations on the use of antibiotics in the US for food-producing animals will mean a reduction of around 16 per cent in antibiotic use in pigs, an increase in feed conversion ratio, higher veterinary costs and...
New Rules Shift Oversight of Feed Antibiotics to Veterinarians
US - News that the US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there’s now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices,...
16 December 2013
Weekly Cattle Summary: US Beef Production to Drop Five Per Cent in 2014
US - Government projections see 5 per cent less beef next year, according to Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
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