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GAO urges more oversight of antibiotic use in food animals

By Meatingplace Editors The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling for the federal government to establish more specific guidelines and increase data collection on the use of medically important antibiotics in food animals. In a...

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GAO: Gaps still exist in food animal antibiotic reporting

This article was on the Feedstuffs website (Jacqui Fatka). GAO says gaps it found in farm-...

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FDA to target some therapeutic, in-feed antimicrobials

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Sept. 12 that it is entering the next phase of its efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance by focusing for the first time on medically important antimicrobials (i.e., those important for treating human disease) used in animal feed or water that have at least one therapeutic indication without a defined duration of use. As the a...

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New FDA rule that revises its annual reporting requirements

The Food and Drug Administration revised its rule on annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in animals intended for human consumption or food-producing animals.  Companies are now required to provide estimates of sales broken down by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys) in addition to the overall estimate...

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FDA posts answers on new livestock antibiotics policies

I was reading this article this morning and thought that you should be aware of it.  Happy reading! By Lisa M. Keefe on 3/15/2016...

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AABP bovine practice drug use guidelines available

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has created Drug Use Guidelines for Bovine Practice to assist beef and dairy veterinarians in guiding appropriate, effective and legal drugs use on cattle operations. A special AABP task force, comprised of veterinary and pharmacology experts in the feedlot, cow-calf and dairy sectors, has been crafting these guidelines...

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Antibiotic alternative aids immune response

Everyone knows that there is a huge debate about antibiotic resistance and the cause(s).  I will not even address that issue in this column - there's not enough space here, plus it is a multifaceted problem.  I read the following article in Feedstuffs and thought you may be interested.  It is in...

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Antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance

Sometimes I find articles that potentially have broad application; human, livestock, etc.  This appears promising, but is still many years away from practical use. For years, pathogens' resistance to antibiotics has put them one step ahead of researchers, which is causing a public health crisis, according to university distinguished professor Kim Lewis at Northeastern University...

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Researchers detect antibiotic residues in feedyard dust

There has been many articles published on antibiotic resistance.  I usually try to read all of them, but this one really caught my eye.  I have NOT read the journal article, thus I have NOT seen how the analyses were performed.  Nevertheless, if what is in the article is true, then there may additional regulations come down the pike, not to mention potential lawsuits....

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FDA releases report on antimicrobial sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published its fourth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. Additional data tables have been added to this latest 2012 report to provide more detailed information...

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FDA finds positive and negative resistance trends

The Food and Drug Administration released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report this week, showing both increasing and decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends. NARMS was established in 1996 as a p...

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Appeals court uphold FDA action on judicious use of antibiotics

I am glad that now the FDA can focus on the issue at hand rather than litigation.   The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision July 24 supporting the Food & Drug Administration's decision to pursue a collaborative stakeholder process to implement significant changes to antibiotic use rather than a regulatory action is a welcome development, according to the Ani...

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