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12 December 2013
FDA Takes Steps to Address Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration )FDA) has implemented a plan to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes, such as to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency. The plan would also...
04 December 2013
Antimicrobial Resistance: Our Race Against Bacteria
ANALYSIS - Over use of antimicrobial medicines has prompted scientists to ask the question; are we going to lose our life-saving drugs? Michael Priestley reports for TheCattleSite....
26 November 2013
Europeans Still Poorly Informed about Antibiotics
EU - In a special Eurobarometer report, it has emerged that the use of antibiotics in human medicine is declining in the European Union but that much work still needed, according to the Eurosurveillance editorial team at the European Centre for Disease...
20 November 2013
Little Change in UK Antibiotic Use in Animals
UK - The latest report on antibiotic sales for animals, based on data from 2012, indicated no significant changes in the use of these medications from the previous years - including critically important antibiotics for human use and anticoccidials for...
18 November 2013
Dogs, Chicken and Swine Main Antibiotic Resistance Factors
NORWAY – Norwegian veterinarians are blaming imported dogs on a rise in bacterial resistance and numbers of ‘highly resistant’ bacteria over the past year....
11 November 2013
Call to FDA to Report Additional Data on Antibiotic Usage on the Farm
US – Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter and the Pew Charitable Trusts have called on the Food and Drug Administration to collect and report additional data on antibiotic usage onfarm....
08 November 2013
Antimicrobial Resistance: From Monitoring to Preventive Measures
GERMANY - Resistance of pathogens to antimicrobials is on the increase and experts agree that the use of antibiotics must be reduced to an absolute minimum. ...
24 October 2013
Reduction in Veterinary Antibiotic Use in EU
EU - The European Medicines Agency has published its latest report on sales of veterinary antimicrobials in 25 countries in 2011. Nineteen of the 20 countries that provided sales data in both 2010 and 2011 reported a decrease in sales of between 0.4 and...
10 October 2013
Advanced Diagnostics Allow More Precise Use of Antibiotics
CANADA - A Saskatchewan based veterinary consultant says advances in diagnostic techniques have allowed veterinarians to be much more precise with their use of antibiotics in farm animals, according to Bruce Cochrane....
07 October 2013
UK Analysis Finds Negligible Residues
UK - Out of more than 31,000 samples and more than 34,000 analytical tests for residues in meat and fish products taken in the UK last year, just five incidents raised concerns and according to the Veterinary Residues Committee there was negligible concern...
01 October 2013
Commissioner Urged to Include Responsible Use of Antibiotics
EU - The European Platform for Responsible Use of Animal Medicines (EPRUMA) met with the Health Commissioner earlier this month, with a request to make Responsible Use of veterinary medicines a key component of the EU’s antibiotic strategy....
19 September 2013
Only Two Antibiotic-resistance Threats Connected to Food Animals
US - The Animal Health Institute (AHI) has supported the recent Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance threats in the United States....
18 September 2013
Health Agency Addresses Antibiotic Resistance Issue
US - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) prioritises the most threatening 'superbugs' in human medicine and outlines four core actions to halt resistance. The Center's role in preventing antibiotic resistance in food is...
Campaign Group Blames Antibiotic Resistance on Farmers
US - Campaigning group, Food & Water Watch, says the latest CDC report on antibiotic resistance in the US should be a 'wake-up' call on 'factory farms'. ...
17 September 2013
Vets Caught Routinely Prescribing Antibiotic in Calf Milk
UK – Veterinary surgeons have been reported as routinely prescribing the heavily regulated antibiotic Chlortetracycline (CTC) in calf milk replacer....
Antibiotic Residues Found in Half of Beef Sampled in Ankara
TURKEY - Around 46 per cent of chicken and 58 per cent of beef samples from Ankara markets tested positive for the antibiotic group, quinolones....
12 September 2013
Five-year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Published
UK - National and international action on treatment, education and monitoring of bacteria must continue to be taken to fight the problem of antimicrobial resistance, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry said at the launch of the five-year strategy on 10...
02 September 2013
Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Strains of Salmonella from Farm to Fork
US - Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....
29 August 2013
VMD Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics
UK - In its latest Annual Review 2012-13, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) says responsible antibiotic use is essential in both human and veterinary medicine. ...
27 August 2013
Cargill Suspends Use of Cattle Fed Zilmax
US - North American beef processor, Cargill is to suspend the use of cattle that have been fed the growth promoter Zilmax. ...
14 August 2013
Germany Measures Antibiotic Use on Farms
GERMANY - Data on the amount of antibiotics used in livestock farming are to be collected for the first time. On average, a German pig receives antibiotics for 4.2 days over the 115-day growing period....
07 August 2013
New Antibiotics Guidelines for Livestock Producers Explained
US - A veterinarian from the University of Kentucky explains new antibiotics guidelines for livestock producers....
30 July 2013
Poll Shows Consumers Think Retailer Should Stop Selling Meat from Antibiotic-fed Animals
US - A new poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that 69 per cent of shoppers who bought meat at Trader Joe's think the grocer should stop selling meat and poultry from animals routinely fed antibiotics, a practice that most experts...
23 July 2013
Two Projects to Speed Up E.Coli Detection
CANADA - Two new projects will develop new tests to rapidly detect E. coli in beef packing plants, Genome Alberta announced this week....
09 July 2013
Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Federal Council agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) on Friday clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and reducting of quantities used. ...
05 July 2013
Study into Public Health Risks of ESBL E. coli
UK - A new study will, for the first time, establish the most significant reservoirs of a strain of antibiotic resistant bacteria known as ESBL-positive E. coli that cause human illness in the UK. ...
04 July 2013
Industrial Farm Workers Carry Bacteria Associated with Livestock
US - A new study found drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock in the noses of industrial livestock workers in North Carolina but not in the noses of antibiotic-free livestock workers....
03 July 2013
Increase in Resistance to Drug Therapies Among Bovine Respiratory Cases
A survey at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has found there to be a rise in multi-drug resistance to Mannheimia haemolytica - one of the primary pathogens that cause Bovine Respiratory Disease....
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