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Cattle Industry News By Category: Antibiotic

02 April 2014
Antibiotic Featured in Newspaper Story Unrelated to Farm Animal Use
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry organisation states that carbapenems are not used in livestock. ...
26 March 2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Remains in Commonly Detected in Bacteria in Humans, Animals and Food
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and...
17 March 2014
Antibiotics Endgame to be Explored by Summit Panel
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced today the speakers on a panel about antibiotics at its 13th annual Stakeholders Summit, themed 'Cracking the Millennial Code', to be held on 8 and 9 May 2014 in Crystal City, Virginia....
24 February 2014
What Will Antibiotic Guidelines Mean For Livestock Feeders?
US - Veterinarians, rather than farmers, are to play a decisive role in implementing US antimicrobial policy in light of new voluntary guidelines introduced last December....
18 February 2014
New Software from CIRAD Aims to Cut Antibiotic Use
FRANCE - A team from CIRAD has developed a software capable of identifying some of the proteins involved in triggering bacterial infections. This innovation has significant potential in terms of therapeutic approaches, and in particular would make it...
29 January 2014
Wrong Picture Painted over Antibiotic Use
US - The animal agriculture industry has wrongly been painted as being irresponsible in its use of antibiotics, writes Chris Harris from the International Production and Processing exhibition in Atlanta....
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....
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. ...
08 January 2014
New Zealander Reveals Low Mastitis Rate
NEW ZEALAND – The mastitis rate in New Zealand is less than half of the USA and a quarter of the UK average....
03 January 2014
Dairy Industry Committed to Managing Use of Antibiotics
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy industry organisations DairyNZ and the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) say that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) report on antibiotic sales highlights the on-going importance of animal owners working with...
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,...
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...
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...
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