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…
AASV president sees educational opportunities, challenges
Dr. Tara S. Donovan said the American Association of Swine Veterinarians can help retailers and the public understand complex
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.
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
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
AVMA Response to the FDA Extralabel Drug Use Order of Prohibition
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition The Food and…
Threatening drug resistance gene found on swine farm
Environmental samples from a U.S. swine farm contained several species of Enterobacteriaceae with carbapenem resistance genes that could be
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Reporting Rule (October 2011)
Formal title: Docket Number [EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188] National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation…
Doing what is best for pigs
Dr. Alejandro “Alex” Ramirez said swine veterinarians remind one another that doing what is best for pigs is their top priority.
Recommendations for Risk Management at Swine Exhibitions and for Show Pigs
May 18, 2009 A group of industry stakeholders facilitated by National Pork Board staff that included representatives from the National Association of…
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Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
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…
Proposal calls for changes in antimicrobial use
The Food and Drug Administration hopes a guide and draft guide on antimicrobial use and availability
When You're the Only Practice in Town
Please use this information to help as you move forward with starting a practice or moving to a new location. Starting a new practice in a rural area…
Trichinae Certification Program
Formal title: Docket Number [APHIS-2006-0089] Trichinae Certification Program Brief Description: On May 16, 2007, the USDA APHIS published a…
FDA told to restart drug withdrawals
A federal magistrate ordered the Food and Drug Administration to restart withdrawal proceedings for some uses of antimicrobials for
Veterinary Feed Directive - DRAFT TEXT
Formal Title: [Docket Number FDA-2010-N-0155] Veterinary Feed Directive: Draft Text for Proposed Regulation Brief Description: The Food and…
Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance pet owner FAQ
AVMA's antimicrobial FAQs provide science-based information to help you make educated decisions about the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial…
Farm Bill Reauthorization from 2013-2017
Key issues in the Farm Bill that affect veterinarians and veterinary medicine. AVMA focus centers on programs administered by USDA APHIS and NIFA.
Judge orders antimicrobial safety evaluation
In June, a U.S. magistrate ordered federal authorities to evaluate the safety of many uses of antimicrobials in
AASV basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in pork production
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians and AVMA both support these guidelines on judicious therapeutic antimicrobial use in pork production.
Two vesicular stomatitis infections found
Agriculture officials discovered in late April that two horses in southern New Mexico were infected with vesicular
Using science, fighting viruses, and ensuring demand
Dr. Lisa M. Tokach said swine veterinary medicine is influenced by research findings, feed prices, foreign animal disease outbreaks,
Updated September 7, 2012 Photo courtesy of CDC The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that since August 2011,…
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