Nov 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Straight talk with FDA about the VFD in poultry
Dan McChesney, PhD, director of surveillance and compliance for FDA’s Center of Veterinary Medicine, recently visited with Poultry Health Today to talk about the new VFD regulations and their...
Oct 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on FDA: Some antibiotics still OK for production purposes
New FDA guidelines that discourage using medically important antibiotics for promoting growth in food animals appear to have been well-received by both producers and most consumer activists. Change...
Sep 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Are ionophores antibiotics? That depends on whom you ask
In the EU — a market often perceived to be less tolerant of antibiotic use in food animals than the US — antibiotics used for growth promotion were banned in 2006. However, certain ionophores,...
Mar 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on White House forum targets antibiotic resistance, promotes responsible use in farm animals
A recent White House forum on antibiotic stewardship brought together more than 150 key players from human and animal health constituencies in an effort to ensure responsible antibiotic use and...
Oct 10, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on FDA reports positive trends in antimicrobial resistance
The annual NARMS Executive Report focuses on resistance to antibiotics that are considered important in human medicine as well as multidrug resistance (described as resistance to three or more...
Jun 19, 2014wpengineComments Off on Should antibiotics be used to prevent disease in poultry?
Three veterinarians explain why they think it's a sensible and ethical thing to do with certain diseases.