The Benefits of Feed-Grade Antimicrobials

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Cattle, FDA, Veterinary, Zoetis

Feed-grade antimicrobials have been a valuable asset to management programs for decades, but it’s easy to forget why it became an important part of the management program in the first place. The nutrition team at Zoetis offers a few reminders of why they work so well for producers across the country. “Feed-grade antimicrobials have been an important component of producers’ … Read More

FDA Releases FVM Program’s Strategic Plan

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, FDA, Government, Policy, usda, Veterinary

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) Program’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2016-2025. The plan outlines the FVM Program’s goals and objectives for the next 10 years. The FVM program, which encompasses the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and the Center for … Read More

FDA Releases Fifth Progress Report on GFI #213

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

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 … Read More

Transforming Veterinary Medicine for the Future

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, FDA, Nutrition, Policy, Technology, University, Veterinary

Several of the lecture sessions during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference centered around opportunities and innovations pertaining to animal health and nutrition, and many offered unique perspectives on ways to overcome the many challenges facing those fields. One of the most unique, comprehensive perspectives offered to attendees was that of Dr. Stephen Collett, DVM, a clinical professor at the University … Read More

FDA Releases Final Antimicrobial Sales Rule

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the final rule and revision regarding the annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in order to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys). The revisions will improve industry understanding of how antimicrobials are sold … Read More

FDA Reopened Comments for Combo Drug Medicated Feeds

Jamie JohansenAnimal Health, FDA, Feed, Government

The FDA has reopened the comment period to seek public input on Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) draft recommendations for modifications to the current review processes for new animal drug applications (NADAs) for the use of multiple new animal drugs in combination drug medicated feeds. In preparing these recommendations, CVM considered the input it previously received from the public. The … Read More

FDA to Remove Approval of Swine Drug Carbadox

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, FDA, Swine

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) took the first step toward rescinding its approval of the use of carbadox to treat swine due to the chance of trace amounts of a carcinogenic residue appearing. The FDA is not recommending that people make changes in their food choices while the agency is working to remove carbadox from the market. CVM’s … Read More

Feds Taint Raw Milk Investigation

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Dairy, FDA, Food, food safety, Milk

On March, 18, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a news release claiming a link between a “Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis” and raw milk produced by Miller’s Organic Farm in Pennsylvania. According to CDC, the “outbreak” involved two illnesses with one death in 2014. A family member of the deceased woman have claimed that the CDC’s statement is … Read More

FDA Announces Final Rule on BSE

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Cattle, FDA, PLC, Policy, Veterinary

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a rule finalizing three previously-issued interim final rules designed to further reduce the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as “mad cow disease,” in human food. The final rule provides definitions for prohibited cattle materials and prohibits their use in human food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics, to … Read More

FDA Grant Opportunity for Antimicrobial Data Collection

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA

The FDA has a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support the collection of data on antimicrobial use in animal agriculture. The funded data collection efforts are intended to provide part of the baseline information on antimicrobial use practices in the four major food-producing animal groups (cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys) needed to assess the impact of the agency’s judicious use … Read More