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Cattle Industry News By Category: Antibiotic

20 February 2013
Mastitis Test Promises Cost Saving
GLOBAL – Advances have been made in subclinical mastitis identification through the release of a new white blood cell test that promises to promote more accurate and cost-effective antibiotic use....
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
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....
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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