New Website Highlights Changing Antibiotic Policies

Lizzy Schultz

A new educational website has been launched by several animal agriculture groups that highlights the ways that U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 will change the way livestock producers may use antibiotics to treat their animals and discusses the practices used by livestock producers and animal health professionals to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary

FDA Releases Fifth Progress Report on GFI #213

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its fifth progress report highlighting its recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals with the publication of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213. All of the affected drug sponsors have committed in writing to making the changes described in the guidance by the end of 2016, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Feed, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary

#BIVIswine Takes Research to the Field

Jamie Johansen

Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) doesn’t stop in the lab. They are dedicated to taking research to the field to provide support for the BIVI swine sales and marketing team. The Field Research Services team answers customers’ product questions through field trials, diagnostic support and data management. Roy Edler, heads up that team as manager and he sat …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmaceutical, Pig, Pork, Research, Swine

Merial Keeping Focus on Equine Gastric Health

Lizzy Schultz

Stomach ulcers are a major veterinary health concern throughout the entire equestrian sport community, as two thirds of competition horses suffer from them, and the Merial equine health team made gastric health a priority in their presentations at the 2016 Midwest Horse Fair. Dr. Andy Bennett, DVM, Veterinary Services Manager for Merial, sat down with AgWired during the Horse Fair …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Equestrian, Equine, Health, Midwest Horse Fair, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary

Antibiotic Workshop Features Industry Leaders

Lizzy Schultz

The Farm Foundation NFP and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) are co-hosting a March 17-18 workshop that intends to explore incentives and disincentives for development of new antimicrobial drugs and alternatives to antibiotics for use in food animals. The workshop will take place March 17-18 at the ERS offices at Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street SW, Washington, DC, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Education, Pharmaceutical, Research, usda

Ralco Invests in Drug-Free Mill

Lizzy Schultz

Ralco Animal Nutrition announced the company’s recently remodeled mill in Marshall, MN will only manufacture non-medicated products. The 44-year-old company was founded on a principle of feeding livestock naturally, while emphasizing the necessity of understanding the important role medications and antibiotics play in treating sick animals. The company will continue to support producers that require medicated feed through another Ralco …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Video

Updated FARM Residue Prevention Manual Released

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated and released the latest version of the Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual just in time for the beginning of the Center for Disease Control’s annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The manual is one of the key components of the National Dairy FARM Program, and can be accessed for …

Biosecurity, Dairy, food safety, Milk, National Milk, Pharmaceutical

New Online Quiz Tests Antibiotic Knowledge

Lizzy Schultz

As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, The Center for Accountability in Science has developed a new quiz to help educate consumers about antibiotic use in people and animals. The quiz was created following a survey by the World Health Organization (WHO); the results of the survey show that most individuals know very little about antibiotics and how they should …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Biosecurity, Disease, International, Internet, Pharmaceutical

Drug for Equine Insulin-Resistance In Development

Lizzy Schultz

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc announced earlier this month that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Notices of Allowance in two pending patent applications for NP-500, licensed exclusively by the Company for veterinary use. NP-500 is the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in candidates for drug products to treat and manage diseases related to equine insulin-resistance, potentially including deadly …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Equine, Pharmaceutical, Research, Veterinary