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…
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.
Five swine veterinarians honored for service, proficiency
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians gave awards to five veterinarians during the organization's annual meeting.
U.S. watches, prepares for African swine fever
A disease deadly to pigs has spread to at least 29 locations in China.
Colorado State University recently released a study touting the use of the GonaCon-Equine immunocontraceptive vaccine as a
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
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
FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties
Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter from federal employees to private ones.
Veterinarians want data, targets for antimicrobial use
Veterinarians in North America and Europe are under pressure to reduce antimicrobial administration on swine farms.
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.