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15 March 2013
Can Myths over Antimicrobial Resistance be Broken?
ANALYSIS - Consumer perceptions of how livestock is reared for meat have been shaped by misconceptions and misunderstanding, writes Chris Harris....
14 March 2013
Worldwide Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Animals
GLOBAL - The worldwide conference "International Solidarity to fight against Antimicrobial Resistance" is taking place this week in Paris....
06 March 2013
Antibiotics Remain Important for Animal and Public Health
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and other members of the Coalition for Animal Health hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff on meat production, public health and the importance of antibiotics. The briefing focused on helping legislators...
05 March 2013
Antibiotics Important for Animal and Public Health
US - An education briefing held this week by the American Farm Bureau Federation and other members of the Coalition for Animal Health discussed meat production, public health and the importance of antibiotics....
German Parliament Proposes Strict Measures to Cut Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The Bundestag (Parliament) has decided on a major revision to the regulations on the use of medications for livestock, including stronger conditions for antibiotic use, more controls and greater transparency. ...
22 February 2013
Merck Animal Health Talks Focus, Top-of-Mind Producer Topics
ANALYSIS - Dr. Rick Sibbel, Merck Animal Health Director, addresses US and global areas of focus as well as top-of-mind topics that his team spoke to cattlemen about at the National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) meeting held in Tampa, Florida, USA...
13 February 2013
Impact of Unchecked Antibiotic Use in Animals on Global Human Health
GLOBAL - The increasing production and use of antibiotics, about half of which is used in animal production, is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes, or ARGs, effectively reducing antibiotics' ability to fend off diseases –...
06 February 2013
Anger Mounts as Russia Bans More US Products
RUSSIA/US - The US National Turkey Federation and the US Poultry and Egg Export Council has hit out at the ban on imports of turkey meat to Russia because of fears over ractopamine, writes Chris Harris....
Antibiotics in Agriculture: Need for One Health Approach
US - For progress to be made in resolving the issues surrounding antibiotic use in livestock production, leaders in animal, human and environmental health must find common ground. That is among the conclusions in a White Paper from the 2012 Antibiotics...
31 January 2013
IPPE - What is Risk from Multi-Drug Resistant Antibiotics?
US - The risk to humans from multi-drug resistant salmonella is the same as from non-multi resistant strains and has little to do with the use of antimicrobials on the farm, according to Dr Scott Hurd from Iowa State University....
16 January 2013
Sales of Veterinary Antibiotics Fell in 2011
UK - There is a decrease in sales of veterinary antibiotics (active ingredient basis) for food-producing animals of 100 tonnes, according to a report on veterinary drug use in 2011 compared to the previous year. Volumes of fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins...
14 January 2013
Will Governments Get to Grips with Antibiotic Use?
ANALYSIS - The use of antibiotics on farm has been causing concern among consumers, farmers, politicians and lobby groups for some time and it is starting to become a major crusade for some to restrict their use, writes Chris Harris....
24 December 2012
Hedging Health Risks on Farm
ANALYSIS - Farmers and livestock producers are using the markets more and more to hedge their costs and reduce their financial risk, writes Chris Harris....
13 December 2012
Calls for Action to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU - The European Parliament has called for immediate action to tackle antimicrobial resistance....
Russia and US Clash Over Ractopamine Tests
ANALYSIS - The Russian authorities are clamping down on US meat products because of concerns over the use of ractopamine in the animals as a growth promoter....
12 December 2012
Food and Drug Administration in Animal Drug Data Lawsuit
US - The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has said the Food and Drugs Administration's (FDA) decision to withhold agency data regarding the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals is unlawful....
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