Tagged: changes in antibiotic use

 

Are You Ready for the Truth About Antibiotic Use? The Evidence Is In.

February 15, 2020

Farmers, veterinarians and the animal health community have committed to responsible use of antibiotics to ensure animal health and well-being. Importantly, they’ve also made substantial progress over time. I share my thoughts on some bigger picture implications for animal health and welfare in my latest blog.


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World Antibiotics Awareness Week

November 18, 2019

Today marks the beginning of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), which aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.  I know that antibiotic resistance and antibiotic stewardship are topics that come with a lot of…


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New FDA antibiotic sales data: What’s its relevance to reducing antibiotic resistance?

January 8, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration releases animal antibiotic sales data annually. The report for 2016 shows decreases in two key categories: sales for livestock and poultry, and medically important antibiotics. Although the latest report shows a reduction, we need to focus on using antibiotics responsibly, which in agriculture means to use less while preserving the ability to responsibly use antibiotics when needed.


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