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Monday, April 16, 2018
Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics
Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule....
Monday, April 09, 2018
Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?
With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul,...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
More planning required for feed medications in new VFD era
Planning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in January...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Prof. Paolo Martelli, DVM, Diplomate ECPHM, President of the ECPHM, Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Parma University, Italy, outlines how to achieve swine herd immunity based on recent...
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
The concept of One Health represents very new terminology, but there is nothing new about the interaction between animals, humans and the environment. The interactions between these three areas are increasingly...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Dee: Both pigs and caregivers suffered in antibiotic-free study
A study looking at how PRRS-challenged pigs performed in antibiotic-free production systems needed to be stopped for welfare reasons so the pigs could be treated with antibiotics, according to Scott Dee,...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis
Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...
Friday, January 05, 2018
Farmers encouraged to look beyond antibiotics
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is today asking farmers to look beyond antibiotics at a fringe event during the Oxford Farming Conference....
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Nutriad hosts seminars on AGP alternatives in Malaysia
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, together with its’ local distribution partner Pahang Pharmacy, hosted a series of technical seminars on Antibiotic Growth Promoter Alternatives and Mycotoxin...
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Veterinary Feed Directive Now Established in US
ANALYSIS - In 2017, the US has undergone a significant change in regulations about how antibiotics are used and how they're available to pig producers and veterinarians. ...
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
World Pork Expo: CEVA Growing US Business
ANALYSIS - Matt Kocher, US director of marketing for CEVA Animal Health, shares details about CEVA's growth and portfolio development. ...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Diagnostics Offer Opportunity to Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - At a time when the industry is looking for every opportunity to reduce the use of antibiotics, diagnostics offer a solution....
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Piglets Have Allergies, Too
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Feeding Sows for Successful Offspring
GLOBAL - The swine industry has made great strides in swine reproduction; most specifically in the areas of increased litter size, increased milk production and improvements in productivity traits, writes...
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Zoetis' Role in Pork Antibiotic Stewardship in the US
ANALYSIS - Zoetis' antibiotic stewardship platform is built on three pillars: advocate, innovate and collaborate. ...
Monday, August 08, 2016
CEVA Progressing Path into US Swine Market
ANALYSIS - CEVA is continuing their path into the US market by building a team that brings swine industry expertise to the business, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
Monday, March 21, 2016
Diagnostics Help Pinpoint Disease Amid Antibiotic Use Concerns
ANALYSIS - Antimicrobial use has garnered much attention lately, and an industry expert explains the critical role that diagnostics play in pinpointing disease challenges so the right health solution is...
Monday, June 29, 2015
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
How Can Diagnostics Benefit Swine Producers?
ANALYSIS - While Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), swine influenza, Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) and trichomoniasis have had a dramatic economic impact on the food supply, diagnostics is the...
Monday, November 24, 2014
Determination of Minimal Inhibition Concentrations of Major Antibiotics for Strep suis
FRANCE - Amoxicillin is the optimal choice for the first line treatment and control of Streptococcus suis infections in pigs, report P. Butty and R. Krejci of Ceva in Libourne....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
European Campaign for the Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics
EU - Zoetis has pledged its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an initiative to encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in people and animals....
Friday, November 14, 2014
Clinical Efficiency of Vetrimoxin LA in Control of Early Mortality in Suckling Piglets
CZECH REPUBLIC - Vetrimoxin LA administered to suckling piglets 24 hours after birth decreased significantly the mortality in the pre-weaning period from almost 15 per cent to 9.7 per cent, according to...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Recent Media Reports Re-visit Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A new report from Zoetis explores the latest developments on antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production....
Friday, May 16, 2014
Ceva's Vetrimoxin®LA: First Line Reference
FRANCE - Ceva is committed to promoting the responsible use of antibiotics by professionals, veterinarians and pharmacists who in turn work with farmers and owners of companion animals across the world....
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Avoid Residues in Cull Sows by Using Antibiotics Responsibly
US - Violative antibiotic residues in meat can bring serious problems to your farm. These violations can be easily avoided. Responsible antibiotic use in pork production isn’t a single decision; it’s...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Zoetis Supports FDA Efforts to Phase out Antibiotics
US - The US Food and Drug Administration finalised Guidance #213 establishing the procedures for voluntarily phasing out growth promotion indications in food-producing animals for medically important antibiotics...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Commission Clears Acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher
EU - The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life...
 
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