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18 September 2013
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....
When it Comes To Expansion, People Are Paramount
ANALYSIS - With quota removal on the horizon across Europe and emerging markets creating opportunities for new exports, many dairies are looking at producers such as Swiss farmer Martin Moos for pointers on how to run big dairies and manage expansion...
28 June 2013
New Law Introduced to Safeguard Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has introduced legislation to combat antibiotic resistant superbugs that develop when antibiotics are misused in animal agriculture. ...
27 June 2013
Increase in Resistance to Therapies Among Respiratory Disease Cases
US - A survey of records of bovine respiratory disease cases at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory showed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, increased over a three-year period....
13 June 2013
Use of Antibiotic Discussed Ahead of G8
UK - The use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance are part of the key discussions for science ministers and scientific academy leaders this week ahead of the G8 summit in the UK. ...
05 June 2013
Campaigner Votes Against Antibiotic Bill
US - Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, who has mounted a campaign against the misuse and over use of antibiotics, has voted against a bill designed to control their use. ...
30 May 2013
Calculation of Antibiotic Use on Farms
NETHERLANDS - The question of how much antibiotics to use on farms, and how this compares to other farms can be answered by using the Wageningen website to calculate the antibiotic use on farms....
20 May 2013
Antibiotic Resistance Study Finds Differences between Member States
EU - The European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2011 from EFSA and ECDC has found some significant national trends in resistance levels in isolates from animals and...
10 May 2013
New Bill Aims to Increase Information on Antibiotic Use
US - Three senators have introduced the bipartisan Antimicrobial Data Collection Bill, which aims to increase the data collected by the FDA on antibiotic use in farm animals. The news has been applauded by Pew Charitable Trusts as a move towards ending...
06 May 2013
Public Recognition of Benefits of Animal Medicines Growing
UK - The new Chairman of the National Office for Animal Health (NOAH) has said public perceptions about animal medicines and the need for science to help support food production are becoming increasingly positive. ...
NOAH's Chairman for 2013
UK - John Hanley has been elected as the Chairman of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2013, following this year’s NOAH AGM in London on 2 May....
19 April 2013
Medicines Agency Advises Commission on Animal Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency will provide advice on the impact on public health and animal health of the use of antibiotics in animals. The request was made by the European Commission as part of its ‘action plan against the rising threats from...
16 April 2013
NOAH Film Makes Industry Call to Reach Out to Consumers
UK - In a film released last week, high profile delegates to this year’s Food Chain Conference, organised by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), have called on the industry to engage with consumers about the important role animal medicines...
02 April 2013
New Report on Farming's Impact on Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Although resistance in human infections is mainly caused by human antibiotic use, for a range of bacteria, farm animal use contributes significantly and for some infections is the main source of resistance, according to a new report from the Alliance...
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