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Antibiotic alternative aids immune response

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Disease

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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FDA finds positive and negative resistance trends

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Disease

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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Researchers Study New Class of Animal Deworming Agent

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Disease

Hello all, Many of you know that I have provided programming to small ruminant producers about anthelmintic resistance.  It is an for all livestock producers. If we keep using dewormers indiscriminately, we may lose the efficacy of these tools. To avoid the development of drug resistance by parasites, the treatments must be targeted for when they are most effective, and done as infr...

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Antibiotic resistance genes are essentially everywhere

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Disease

I posted this in the Cattle blog as well.  However, I think it is pertinent that small ruminant producers also are aware of what is going on. While I am not an authority on the whole antibiotic issue, I do try to keep abreast of pertinent research. Here's an interesting one that I read that was on the Feedstuffs website. (see the following url for the original posting:...

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