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20 August 2015
Research Model Shows Hazardous Antibiotic Levels in Environment
GERMANY - Several antibiotics could be present in hazardous levels in the environment after manure spreading, new research from sustainability scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg shows....
31 July 2015
Germans Reduce Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has had noticeable success in reducing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians, according to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)....
28 July 2015
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
07 July 2015
Norway Farm Has MRSA Again, This Time in Sheep
NORWAY – A flock of sheep has tested positive for the ‘superbug’ methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) a month after the bacteria was found in pigs on the same farm....
25 June 2015
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
03 June 2015
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
27 May 2015
Sheep Lameness, Mastitis Genomic Project to Reduce Antibiotics Reliance
UK - A genomics programme selecting for mastitis and lameness resistant sheep is pushing for less reliance on antibiotics....
18 May 2015
Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
15 April 2015
FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National...
01 April 2015
US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
05 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
19 February 2015
What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and...
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Analysis of Antimicrobial Data Confirms Human Animal Link
EU - The use of some antimicrobials in animals and humans will lead to resistance to these antimicrobials in bacteria from animals and humans....
28 January 2015
Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
21 January 2015
What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently....
05 January 2015
New Vet Oversight Rules Will Affect More Than Half Antimicrobials Sold
US - In two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US....
23 December 2014
Antibiotic Resistance is a Gut Reaction for Some Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
28 November 2014
Revered Paper Attacked For Antibiotics Prejudice
GERMANY – A highly regarded German newspaper is being attacked by farmers for using “bogus facts” to produce a one sided account of livestock antibiotics....
21 November 2014
Animal Health Company Pleas for Responsible Antibiotics
EU – A global animal health company has used antibiotic awareness week to preach “responsible use” of veterinary antibiotics at the launch of its pan-European campaign....
19 November 2014
Antibiotic Use Falling But Resistance Threat Growing
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
18 November 2014
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
17 November 2014
On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
14 November 2014
Australian Vets Call For Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association....
12 November 2014
EUROTIER: Seeking Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - At an event at EuroTier 2014 in Hanover yesterday, the President of the German veterinarians' association offered his views on possible solutions to the issue of antibiotic resistance....
06 November 2014
US Forms New Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Farm Animals
US - The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic...
13 October 2014
Denmark Antimicrobial Use in Animals Continues to Increase
DENMARK - Antimicrobial usage in animals in Denmark continued to increase in 2013 – mainly due to an increased use in pigs. However, antimicrobial use in pigs is still 12 per cent lower than...

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