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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....
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...
Ethics, Antibiotics, Consumer Opinion Shaping Buying Decisions
ANALYSIS - The ethics of meat production are issues that many consumers decide upon away from the supermarket, but as soon as they enter the store other driving factors take over, writes Chris Harris....
22 March 2013
US Senators Commended for Working to Shine Light on Antibiotics Practices
US - The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has come under fire for not including provisions that would improve the Food and Drug Administration's annual reporting of antibiotic sales for use on industrial farms in the Animal Drug...
20 March 2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have High Genomic Replikin Counts
CANADA - A group of lethal bacteria are of increasing concern worldwide because they are becoming resistant to many or all of the antibiotics previously effective against them. Bioradar UK Ltd. has announced in Ottawa that it has discovered that the concentration...
18 March 2013
IDF Launches New Antimicrobial Framework for Responsible Dairy Chain Use
GLOBAL - In an effort to help key players in the dairy supply chain produce safe and high quality milk, The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has published a Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production....
Legistlation to Restrict Antibiotic Use Introduced - Again
US - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has introduced new legislation designed to stop the overuse of antibiotics on the farm - a practice she says is accelerating the growth of antibiotic-resistance disease....
Denmark Strengthens Relations with China in Animal Science
DENMARK - A grant from the Villum Foundation strengthens the scientific collaboration with China – and will benefit scientists and PhD students alike....
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....
11 March 2013
Getting to Grips with Dairy Herd Health
UK - Maintaining the health of the dairy herd at a time when the spotlight is on issues of animal welfare and sustainability and the demand is to produce more food economically is a challenge for all dairy farmers, writes Chris Harris....
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...
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....
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