Zoetis Introduces Penicillin Free Feed Additive

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Swine

Zoetis announces the availability of AUREOMIX® S — a medicated feed additive that combines the proven safety and therapeutic strength of chlortetracycline and sulfamethazine without the use of penicillin. AUREOMIX S replaces AUREO S-P 250® and AUREOMIX® Granular 500, the chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine/penicillin combinations that Zoetis voluntarily withdrew last year. “We worked voluntarily with the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] to remove … Read More

Alltech Tackles Antimicrobials in Livestock

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Livestock

Dr. Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer and VP at Alltech, talked antibiotics at the recent REBELation in the beef breakout session. Companies like McDonald’s and Costco have said no to antibiotics. Is it time for the industry to be a REBEL and say no too? “The term antibiotic is somewhat controversial. I prefer to talk about antimicrobials. The use of … Read More

Farm Foundation Forum Talks Antibiotics

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness, Antibiotics

The next Farm Foundation Forum will discuss the issue of antibiotics in food animal production. The May 14th discussion will bring together industry experts from production agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies to explore the challenges of phasing out the use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin will moderate the panel of experts in … Read More

USDA Research Grants to Increase Food Security

John DavisAgribusiness, Antibiotics, Food, Livestock, usda

New research grants to minimize livestock losses to insects and diseases are expected to boost food security. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is handing out the $3 million in grants for the studies under NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). “These grants will allow scientists to discover the new tools and technologies … Read More

Food Dialogues on Animal Care

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Dairy, Food, USFRA

The first Food Dialogues event of 2015 in live right now. The focus is on “Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations.” It is being held in Florida in conjunction with the International Dairy Foods Association meeting taking place there. The event is also sponsored by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The Food Dialogues panel of food industry and animal … Read More

Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance Created

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Antibiotics, Beef, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Poultry

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is comprised of representatives from U.S. agriculture colleges/land grant universities and veterinary colleges as well as key representatives from the production animal agriculture community and the … Read More

Iowa Swine Day to Discuss Hot Topics in Pork

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, Events, Pork, Swine

The pork industry’s response to federal action phasing out some antibiotics used to promote growth in hog production will be discussed June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. “Presentations at Iowa Swine Day will provide current, science-based information on the topic of antibiotic growth promotion, its relationship with human health and how new federal … Read More