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Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk
August 20, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. The free app is available in the Apple® App...

U.S. Court Upholds FDA Animal Feed Policy Despite Health Concern
July 30, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
A divided federal appeals court upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy allowing the use of various antibiotics in animal feed, even if such use might endanger the public health. [Source:...

FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring in the Food Supply
July 16, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will sponsor a public meeting to discuss progress to date under the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System 2012-2016 Strategic Plan. The meeting...

FDA Secures Full Industry Engagement on Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy
July 1, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the first of its progress reports on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. All 26 drug...

NIAA Antibiotic Conference White Paper Released
May 27, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The White Paper from the 2014 Annual Conference held in Omaha, NE “The Precautionary Principle: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive” has just been released. The Precautionary Principle-White...

New Demonstration Farm Showcases IMPROVEST®
April 30, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Zoetis announced the opening of a demonstration farm in Greensburg, Ind. to broaden understanding on the use of immunological castration (IC) in U.S. pork production systems. The 500-head...

FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of 16 Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
April 16, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw...

FDA Receives Strong Industry Commitment for its Antibiotic Resistance Strategy
March 26, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that since December 2013, when FDA announced final Guidance for Industry #213, all but one animal drug company have committed in writing to seek...

Webinar: FDA’s New Rules for Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals
February 4, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
On Dec. 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals as one approach to addressing antimicrobial...

Webinar to Address New FDA Rules on Antibiotics
January 22, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
On Dec. 11, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals as one approach to addressing antimicrobial resistance in...

Webinar to Address New FDA Rules on Antibiotics
January 15, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
On Dec. 11, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals as one approach to addressing antimicrobial resistance in...

NIAA Releases White Paper from Antibiotics Conference
January 13, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Back in November 2013, the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosted a symposium titled “Bridging the Gap between Animal Health and Human Health,” intended as a multi-stakeholder forum...

The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians
January 8, 2014 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
Are you aware that failing to administer the second dose of an antimicrobial labelled as a two-dose treatment constitutes an extra-label use and may be illegal? As a practicing veterinarian, you’ve...

FDA Takes Significant Steps to Address Antimicrobial Resistance; Industry Responses
December 17, 2013 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is implementing a plan, Guidance for Industry 213, to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes,...

After 70 Years, Antibiotics Still Work!
November 27, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Yes, we can be thankful that antibiotics are still effective in humans and animals since they were discovered over 80 years ago. The availability of antibiotics to treat infectious diseases is a...

Avoiding Penicillin G Residues Requires Extended Withdrawal
August 26, 2013 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently validated its testing methodology to enable the identification of penicillin G procaine in edible tissues at processing. This has...

Huvepharma Unveils New Tilmicosin Product
July 3, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Huvepharma is excited to announce that it is marketing its new product Tilmovet® (tilmicosin phosphate). This product adds to Huvepharma’s rapidly growing swine products portfolio. Tilmovet is now...

Fighting the Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
June 18, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and similar drugs—called antimicrobials—is considered a major public health threat by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its counterparts around the...

FDA Cautions in Interpretation of Antimicrobial Resistance Data
April 24, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Recently, the Environmental Working Group issued a report of its interpretation of the 2011 Retail Meat Annual Report of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). While FDA is...

Solidarity against Antimicrobial Resistance
March 27, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
National, regional and global experts and stakeholders in the field of pharmacology, epidemiology, animal health and human health, gathered for the three-day OIE Global Conference on the Responsible...

IPPE: What is Risk from Multi-Drug Resistant Antibiotics? [Edited]
February 13, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
The risk to humans from multi-drug resistant salmonella is the same as from non-multi resistant strains and has little to do with the use of antimicrobials on the farm, according to Dr Scott Hurd...

FARAD Launches Mobile-Friendly Site for Tracking Food Animal Drugs
February 13, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) released a new, mobile-friendly site— VetGRAM —this past December that provides information on currently approved drugs and assists food animal...

FDA Approves Bayer’s Baytril 100 Injectable for Additional Swine Respiratory Disease Pathogens [edited]
February 6, 2013 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin) Injectable, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health division recently received FDA approval for treatment and control of swine respiratory disease (SRD)...

Antimicrobial Use, Resistance Symposium White Paper Released
February 6, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Antimicrobial use and resistance and a start toward seeking resolution on these polarizing and often misunderstood issues are topics addressed in a White Paper developed by the National Institute for...

Antibiotic Use Statistics Prove Misleading
January 16, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
The oft-cited statistic that 80% of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in animals is highly misleading, says Richard Raymond, MD, former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S....

'Superbugs' Not Related to Farming, AVMA Official Says
December 10, 2012 —  [Pharm.]
Christine Hoang, DVM, assistant director of Scientific Activities at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and an expert on antimicrobial resistance, shed light on the use of antibiotics...

EU Must Tackle the Rising Threat of Microbial Resistance, says Health Committee
November 14, 2012 —  [Pharm.]
The widespread use of antimicrobials is threatening their effectiveness by increasing microbial resistance, says the health committee. It wants the problem to be tackled by using the drugs more...

Pfizer Animal Health Offers Grants for Swine Antibiotic Research
November 14, 2012 —  [Pharm.]
Pfizer Animal Health is seeking research proposals to support the continued study of the clinical efficacy of DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution, a macrolide for the treatment of swine...

Waxman to Introduce Bill to Curb Antibiotic Use in Livestock
October 24, 2012 —  [Pharm.]
A top House Democrat is pushing a bill to create reporting requirements on antibiotics given to U.S. livestock. The new measure from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) seeks to combat the widespread use...

Pfizer Animal Health Offers Grants for Swine Antibiotic Research
October 24, 2012 —  [Pharm.]
Pfizer Animal Health is seeking research proposals to support the continued study of the clinical efficacy of DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution, a macrolide for the treatment of swine...

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