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12 May 2016
New Research: Time to Switch Antibiotic Resistance Focus from Use to Environment
ANALYSIS - Scientists have discovered a “startling” lack of resistance genes in meat, and their new research suggests the need to switch focus from reducing antibiotic use to traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the environment....
11 May 2016
Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals....
04 May 2016
USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
18 April 2016
Investigation into Banned Antibiotic in Argentine Beef Shipments to China
ARGENTINA - The National Health and Food Quality Service (Senasa) launched an investigation into findings of residues of chloramphenicol, a banned substance in the country, in one shipment of beef exported from Argentina to China....
14 April 2016
Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
14 March 2016
EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa and Cogeca have welcomed a vote by MEPs to update EU law on veterinary medicines but outline some concerns....
10 March 2016
Research Suggests Meat Products Not a Key Source of Antibiotic Resistance
US - In the first study to use new methods to track antibiotic resistance through the process of intensively farming and slaughtering cattle, scientists have discovered a "startling" lack of resistance genes in meat....
29 February 2016
EU Won't Compromise on Antibiotics and Hormones in US Trade Talks
EU - The EU will not compromise on it block on imports of beef raised with the use of hormones and it will stand firm to maintain geographical location on products in negotiations with the US and other countries for free trade agreements....
19 February 2016
Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and Public Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday....
12 February 2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens Continue to Spread in EU
EU - Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria in Europe from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....
09 February 2016
Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
29 January 2016
Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics, and communicate the importance of veterinary medicine...
29 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report....
10 December 2015
'Last Resort' Antibiotic Resistance Also Found in Denmark
DENMARK - A resistance gene to an antibiotic used in humans as a 'last resort' when other drugs do not work, recently discovered in pigs, broiler meat and humans in China, has now also been identified in Denmark....
09 December 2015
Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
20 November 2015
Resistance to 'Last-Resort' Antibiotic Found in China
CHINA - Scientists in China have found increased levels of resistance to an antimicrobial drug used when other drugs have failed, according to a report in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases....
19 November 2015
Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
16 November 2015
World Antibiotic Awareness Week Alerts Animal Owners to Risks
GLOBAL - The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week has been launched to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics, to reduce the risks of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics and to prolong their effectiveness....
10 November 2015
Manure Management Can Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
CANADA - New research conducted in Canada shows how different manure management practices can affect the concentration of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment....
05 November 2015
UK Cattle Industry Needs to Improve Antibiotic Data Use
UK - A review of antibiotic use in UK cattle has suggested that the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria stands to benefit from better data collection and collation, especially through the use of information technology....
22 October 2015
Subway Announces Transition to Zero Antibiotics for All Meats
US - Sandwich chain Subway has become the latest in a string of outlets to announce a transition to serving meat only from animals that have never received antibiotics....
12 October 2015
California Passes First Law to Ban Growth Promoting Livestock Antibiotics
US -The state of California has passed a law restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock production – outlawing their use as growth promoters and feed efficiency enhancers....
09 October 2015
Decrease in Animal Antimicrobial Use in Denmark
DENMARK - Antimicrobial use in Danish animals decreased in 2014, due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production....
Working Towards Better Surveillance of Animal Antibiotic Use
GLOBAL - The WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, published in May 2015, has set itself the target of ensuring the efficacy of treatments for infectious diseases in the long-term using effective, quality-assured antimicrobials....
08 October 2015
Arla Farmers Should Watch New Antibiotics Standards
EUROPE – A cooperative’s own farm assurance programme is to be rolled out across its UK suppliers this month, bringing new standards on antibiotics and medicine usage....
02 October 2015
Norwegian Livestock Antibiotic Use Low but Growing in Pets
NORWAY - Norwegian antibiotic use is falling in livestock but rising in pets....
25 September 2015
The Increasing Ineffectiveness of Antibiotics - The Role of Agriculture
GLOBAL - The use of antibiotics to aid in the production of poultry, cattle, and swine has led to significant increases in the population of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with animals and through...
22 September 2015
US Fast-Food Criticized for High Antibiotics Levels
US - With increasing pressure being placed on the industry to regulate antibiotic use, a report from Friends of the Earth highlights a distinct lack of policy and poor practice within many top American fast food restaurants. ...
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