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Antibiotics webinar looks at human and agricultural antibiotic use
October 21, 2016

Antibiotics webinar looks at human and agricultural antibiotic use

(Note: A replay of the webinar, “Straight talk about antibiotic use and resistance – the implications for people and animals,” is available below.)

I invite you to take a look at a webinar I participated in that examined human and animal antibiotic use and explored our shared concern about antibiotic resistance, titled “Straight talk about antibiotic use and resistance – the implications for people and animals.” I was very pleased to be joined by Dr. Steve Solomon, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, to present a complete picture of the issue.

As revealed in the webinar, Dr. Solomon and I share some of the same concerns and priorities, including most importantly that antibiotics must be used responsibly in both human and animal medicine. I believe it’s important to present the perspectives of both human and animal health experts when discussing antibiotic use and how to address antibiotic resistance. We covered the changes underway in how antibiotics are being used on farms, the risks, as well as “superbug” concerns and the broader global picture with regard to antibiotic resistance.

I’m pleased to see more work, cooperation and dialogue occurring with our partners in public health and human medicine, and I’m grateful Dr. Solomon joined me for the webinar, modeling a collaborative approach.

As always, I welcome your thoughts and questions. Please feel free to send me an email at AskDrDorman@pahc.com or call me at 844-288-3623. You can also browse our Resource Library to learn more about this important topic.

Click below to watch a replay of the “Straight talk about antibiotic use and resistance – the implications for people and animals” webinar: