WHO antimicrobial guidelines fall short of protecting human and animal health
The World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for antibiotic use this week that place unwarranted restrictions on the use of antibiotics…
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
Aquarium cleaner death, anxiety in dogs, and more in the May 1 “In Short” section
Changes coming in antimicrobial use, availability
When the types of antimicrobials important for human medicine are sold for use in farm animals, only a small portion require a
Trans-Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) Listening Session
Formal title: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Trans-Atlantic Task Force on
Organization certifies meat for one-health considerations
The One Health Certified program, administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, so far provides…
Antimicrobial sales rise in 2018 but remain down over decade
Data show one-year rises among products for pigs, cattle
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Basics
The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requires a veterinarian’s involvement when any medically important antibiotic is fed to a food animal…
One-health visionary receives AVMA Award
Dr. Roger K. Mahr proposed initiative that led to One Health Commission
Convention-goers get a peek at DC Public Health Lab
Kicking off the tour was Tony Tran, PHL director and a doctor of public health, who described some of the laboratory's activities.
FDA may change drug uses in 5-year plan
Federal authorities plan to expand limits on who can buy antimicrobials for use in livestock and how long they can be used.
WHO seeks end to antibiotic use without disease
Global health authorities are discouraging use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the absence of disease.
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
FDA may give more details on drug sales
Food and Drug Administration officials plan to provide more context in reports on antimicrobials administered to livestock by estimating
AABP gives guidance on drug stewardship
American Association of Bovine Practitioners' guidance on drug stewardship recommends that veterinarians be knowledgeable leaders in antimicrobial use…
AVMA giving help on veterinary feed directives
Veterinarians who want help filing veterinary feed directives can use a model form and instructions provided by the AVMA.
Prohibiting extralabel use of adamantane and neuraminidase inhibitor anti-influenza drugs in poultry
Formal title: Docket Number [2006-N-0106] New Animal Drugs; Adamantane and Neuraminidase Inhibitor Anti-InfluenzaDrugs; ExtralabelAnimal Drug Use;…
FDA extends call for treatment limit ideas
Food and Drug Administration authorities have extended a call for ideas on how to limit durations of some approved antimicrobial
Senators doubt FDA can control antimicrobial use
Three senators have expressed doubt federal authorities can or will ensure veterinarians administer antimicrobials to livestock only
FDA to require species-specific antimicrobial data
Pharmaceutical companies will need to give federal authorities data that could be used to compare antimicrobial consumption and
Antimicrobial sales rise despite pending changes
Agreements between federal regulators and pharmaceutical companies are expected to reduce antimicrobial use in agriculture by the end of
Apley aims to recruit, aid cattle veterinarians
Dr. Mike D. Apley is committed to recruiting students and, as they become veterinarians, retaining them as members of the American Association of…
Final comments to FDA guidance 209 - Judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs
Formal Title: [Docket Number FDA-2010-D-0094] Guidance for Industry on the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing…
Antibiotic use is changing. Talk to your veterinarian.
Talk to a veterinarian about responsible use of antibiotics in animals. Veterinary oversight helps preserve antimicrobial effectiveness in fighting…
Cattle veterinarians asked to issue illegal VFDs
Veterinary associations warned in March that cattle veterinarians were being pressured to issue illegal orders for medicated feeds.