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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. ...
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. ...
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...
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....
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