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New FDA guidelines: Rating an animal antibiotic’s importance to humans

The new industry guidelines issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in December suggest removing performance claims from food-animal antimicrobials deemed “medically important” to humans...

Changes ahead: Everything you need to know about the new guidelines for oral antimicrobials

The US poultry industry has already shown that it knows how to use antimicrobials judiciously. In this special report, Poultry Health Today editors take an in-depth look at what FDA calls Guidance...

New coccidiosis-management initiative aims to reduce losses

Targeting the global poultry industry’s more than $3 billion in annual losses to coccidiosis, Zoetis Inc. introduced a new, science-based initiative to help poultry producers worldwide develop...

Zoetis to expand biodevice solutions for poultry industry with acquisition of hatchery-automation company

Zoetis Inc. announced an agreement to acquire KL Products, Inc. to strengthen automation technology for poultry hatchery operations.

Pathogens on farm and in processing related

Salmonella and Campylobacter prevalence and loads on the farm are significantly associated with prevalence and loads of the same pathogens at processing.

Judicious drug use: The good, the bad and the ugly

According to FDA, judicious use means administering an antimicrobial drug appropriately — and only when necessary.

Poultry vet reviews nuts and bolts of FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines

FDA recently rolled out new voluntary guidelines for antimicrobial usage in poultry and livestock — not just how the medications are categorized and prescribed, but also how, when and why they...

CDC turns to Yelp for tracking reports of foodborne illness

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently posted analysis of using the urban business-review site Yelp to identify unreported outbreaks of foodborne illness, reports the latest edition of...

Doing a 180: A little education goes a long way toward changing customers’ attitudes about antibiotics

Back in 2008, Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis Inc.) conducted market research to get a better handle on consumer opinions about the use of antibiotics...
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