Join Dairy Community in Pledge to Use Less Antibiotics

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Mastitis, Veterinary, World Dairy Expo

Take the Pledge to use less antibiotics with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) and the dairy community. World Dairy Expo (WDE) served as the perfect platform for BIVI to ask dairy farmers to further understand the ethical and medical responsibility that comes with the use of antibiotics. BIVI understands the concerns about antibiotic resistance and is dedicated to helping the … Read More

Responsible Antibiotic Use in Dairy from Zoetis

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, World Dairy Expo, Zoetis

Responsible antibiotic use is the talked about item at this year’s World Dairy Expo. The dairy industry is easily moving towards a conscientious mentality of decreasing residues in milk and meat. Zoetis has been working with dairy farmers and veterinarians for over 60 years to promote animal health and responsible antibiotics use fits right into that. I spoke to Dr. … Read More

Dairy Community Pledges to Use Less Antibiotics

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Veterinary, VFD

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) understands the concerns about antibiotic resistance and is dedicated to helping the dairy industry reduce its overall antibiotic use. In an effort to do so, they’re inviting dairy producers and veterinarians to join them in taking a pledge to commit to using their antibiotics judiciously, specifically when it comes to treating mastitis. Cattle health starts … Read More

Pork Checkoff Promotes Antibiotic Stewardship

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff

The National Pork Board has recently developed and released several campaigns to promote antibiotic stewardship in pork production. The Pork Checkoff recently defined its three-point antibiotic stewardship plan and has delivered on its pledge of promoting research, pig farmer education and consumer and influencer outreach throughout 2016. “Real, substantive change is underway on pig farms across America with the farmers … Read More

New Website Highlights Changing Antibiotic Policies

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary

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 … Read More

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistance with Genomics

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Genomics, Health, Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the United States by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as … Read More

FDA Accepting Comments on GFI #213

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, legislation, Veterinary

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the agency is entering the next phase of efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance through Guidance for Industry #213 (GFI #213), which will, once fully implemented, limit the use of medically important antibiotics to therapeutic-only use under the oversight of a veterinarian. The FDA has announced that it is shifting its … Read More

FDA Releases New FSMA Draft Guidances

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Government, Policy

As the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continues, the FDA has issued two new draft guidances to assist industry with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule, as well as another draft guidance to assist businesses in determining whether the activities they perform are within the “farm” definition. Two of the draft guidances … Read More

Cargill Survey on U.S., Brazilian Consumers & Beef

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Antibiotics, Beef, Cargill, consumer, Food, food safety, Nutrition

Cargill surveys comparing consumer attitudes in the two largest beef-producing countries – the United States and Brazil – reveals several important trends in purchasing preference that are influenced by how beef is raised and fed. Cargill Animal Nutrition’s ‘Feed for Thought’ survey of more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Brazil, found that the majority of U.S. consumers (54 … Read More

Cargill Creates Antibiotic-free Product Line

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Antibiotics, Cargill, Food, Poultry, Turkey

On Aug. 1, Cargill, ended the use of gentamicin – an antibiotic used in both human and animal healthcare – for disease prevention in turkeys harvested for its two largest brands, Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms®. Cargill said their turkeys will continue to receive antibiotics for control and treatment of disease and the new Honest Turkey™ product line will … Read More