Tag Archive: animal welfare, antibiotics, disease resistance
Jul 20, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Natural disease resistance could be bred into chickens, scientists saySelecting birds that are naturally more resistant to disease could help the poultry industry reduce antibiotics use in the future, say researchers.
Jan 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on More poultry research focusing on antibiotic alternativesThe poultry industry’s focus on alternative approaches to managing gut health should help preserve the efficacy of the few remaining antibiotics it has available, said Donna Carver, DVM, PhD.
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Farmers told to ‘stick to guidelines’ for antibiotics as experts question conventional usageUK farmers and veterinarians have been told to continue to follow prescription guidelines for treating animals with antibiotics after a group of health experts suggested current guidance needed to be...
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Livestock farming standards to get boost under antimicrobial-resistance planThe European Commission has unveiled plans to promote better global livestock farming standards in a bid to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Five-year plan launched to limit Hong Kong’s poultry antibiotic useHong Kong has launched a five-year action plan to reduce the amount of antibiotics used by farmers and limit the threat of antimicrobial resistance in the city.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Superbug warning over India’s poultry antibiotics useThe use of antibiotics for growth promotion in Indian poultry production is helping to breed bacteria that are highly resistant to most antibiotics, scientists have warned.
Jun 27, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Judicious antibiotic use key to animal and food healthEncouraging responsible of antibiotics rather than banning them entirely is vital to maintaining animal health and producing healthy food supplies, say agricultural and veterinary leaders.
Mar 31, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry sector must adapt to “antibiotic-free” demandsUS poultry producers must start to prepare for producing birds without the use of antibiotics, according to a leading poultry scientist.
Oct 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on FDA: Some antibiotics still OK for production purposesNew 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 21, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on The case for ionophores: How they’re different from other antibiotics — and why it mattersUnlike other classes of antibiotics, ionophores are not considered important to human health by top public health and regulatory agencies.