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Combatting the Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
LA-MRSA Confirmed in Further Norwegian Swine Herds
NORWAY - LA-MRSA has been confirmed on a pig farm in Nordland, Norway....
National Pork Board Embraces Steps to Curb Antibiotic Resistance
US - The National Pork Board has applauded the White House action plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
Further LA-MRSA Suspected in Norway
NORWAY - A new suspected case of LA-MRSA has been reported in Nordland....
US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments...
Researchers Examine Antimicrobial Resistance Issues When Treating Brachyspira
CANADA - Research underway at the University of Saskatchewan will provide information that will help swine veterinarians prescribe the most effective...
Norway Confirms Further Cases of LA-MRSA in Pigs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has reported an additional three pig herds with LA-MRSA to the Food Safety Authority (FSA)....
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials...
Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the...
What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
LA-MRSA Suspected in Norwegian Pigs
NORWAY - Suspected LA-MRSA has been discovered in a pig herd in North Trøndelag....
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Analysis of Antimicrobial Data Confirms Human-Animal Link
EU - The use of some antimicrobials in animals and humans will lead to resistance to these antimicrobials in bacteria from animals and humans....
Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
Superbugs Pose New Problems to South American Farmers
SOUTH AMERICA – Antimicrobial resistance is rendering previously effective drugs useless and increasing the risk of more disease, a range of...
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...
Calls for Transparency on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
THE NETHERLANDS - As global experts come together at the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam, the International...
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the...
Antibiotic Featured in Newspaper Story Unrelated to Farm Animal Use
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry...
Which Antibiotics Are Used in Animals in Europe and Why?
EU - A survey has been published on the antibiotics most commonly used and for what conditions in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and cats by vets...
Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics During Animal Health Week
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week...
Study Helps Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves...
More than 90 Per Cent of Vets Fear for Future of Antibiotics
UK - 91 per cent of small animal vets are concerned that a consequence of antimicrobial resistance could be the inability to treat infections...
Antibiotics in Aquaculture – Are They Needed?
GLOBAL - The miracle drugs of the 20th century are in danger of running out of power. Antibiotic use in both humans and animals is contributing...
Vets Call for Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is using Australian Antibiotic Awareness Week to promote responsible use in animals to...
Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate, writes Michael...
Antibiotic Overuse Causing Species Extinction in China
CHINA - China Central Television (CCTV) on Tuesday exposed the overuse of drugs in farmed sea cucumber in Northeast China's coastal Liaoning...
Government Antibiotic Review Must Consider Animal Health
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a review into why so few antimicrobial drugs...
On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
Antimicrobial Resistance

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