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Pig Industry News By Category: Antibiotic
15 January 2019
New guidelines on responsible antibiotic use in UK pigs
Published on the AHDB website, the new guidelines provide support for the UK pig industry in its strategic aim to reduce antibiotic use....
11 January 2019
Alternatives to antibiotics address consumer demand, help maintain animal health
CANADA - A University of Manitoba Masters Student says alternatives to antibiotics offer livestock producers an opportunity to improve animal health at a time when consumers are increasingly concerned...
US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
USA - New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales/distribution; pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework...
02 January 2019
Canada catches up on antibiotic use
CANADA - The coordinator of the CDPQ Swine Health Team says changes to Canada's antibiotic use policy has brought Canada in line with other countries...
24 December 2018
Antibiotic use plummets on US farms
US farmers have slashed the use of antibiotics in meat and milk by a third, new figures from the Food and Drug Administration reveal....
20 December 2018
US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales and distribution, and the US pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework....
19 December 2018
Raising pigs without antibiotics? Plan to ‘sweat the small stuff’
Follow this rule if you’re raising pigs without antibiotics: “Sweat the small stuff.”...
18 December 2018
Active improvement of biosecurity could provide alternative to antibiotics in pig herds
One study in Germany has shown a distinct relationship between antimicrobial usage, biosecurity measures and farm performance in farrow-to-finish farms....
14 December 2018
AHDB-sponsored scholar explores antibiotic stewardship in overseas pig production
Antibiotic usage has never been a more important topic than it is today, which makes the findings of an AHDB Pork-sponsored Nuffield Farming Scholarship of great interest and importance to the agricultural...
13 December 2018
Superbugs found in pork products from Carrefour in Spain, Tesco Lotus in Thailand and Walmart in Brazil
13 December 2018, LONDON - Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Brazil, Spain and Thailand....
12 December 2018
Pork industry needs to balance animal well-being with antibiotic pressures
After 37 years of swine veterinary practice, John Baker, DVM, Boonville, Indiana, sees producers and veterinarians entering a new era in antibiotic management — one that focuses not on arbitrarily reducing...
03 December 2018
North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
28 November 2018
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
27 November 2018
Good nutrition, management can’t replace antibiotics, but they can help reduce the need
Producers looking to raise pigs with little or no antibiotics should consider nutritional strategies that help pigs build more immunity, according to Mike Tokach, PhD, a professor and swine nutrition specialist...
22 November 2018
Veterinarians in best position to be ‘ambassadors’ for antimicrobials in pork production
Veterinarians can leverage their credibility to help consumers understand the complexity of the decision-making process for antimicrobials used in pork production, said Locke Karriker, DVM, a professor...
19 November 2018
Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during...
18 November 2018
New report shows progress in achieving farm antibiotic targets
Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have...
14 November 2018
"We need you to handle antimicrobials with care," says OIE
The World Organisation for Animal Health kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018 with a call to action for all animal health stakeholders: “We all have a role to play to protect these invaluable...
13 November 2018
Antibiotic stewardship: a conscious choice for US pig farmers
America’s 60,000 pig farmers remain committed to using antibiotics responsibly as they take steps each day on doing what’s right for the health of people, pigs and the planet...
08 November 2018
Ileitis: Is it possible to control in baby pigs without antibiotics?
Ileitis may be a ubiquitous disease in grow-finish pigs, but with changes in on-farm antibiotic use it could become a new, more common challenge in the nursery period....
06 November 2018
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter November 2018
This month read about the value of antibicrobials in swine medicine and we launched Altresyn to the Chinese market. ...
05 November 2018
Swine nutritionists called on to bridge the producer-consumer gap
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist suggests the nutritionist is increasingly being called upon to help bridge the information gap between food producers and consumers...
International action to address antimicrobial resistance in animals
MOROCCO, 31 October 2018 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted global leaders in animal health to discuss new ideas and solutions to the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
25 October 2018
Natural feed additives as alternatives to in-feed antibiotics in nursery pigs
Intensive pig production puts additional stress on the weaned piglet at a time of already heightened vulnerability to infections. With a global trend towards the reduction and elimination of antibiotics...
EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming
The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming...
23 October 2018
Roadshows explore new solutions for balancing antibiotic use
Pig producers are invited to attend one of four roadshows looking at practical solutions to manage antibiotic use and maintain good animal health and welfare...
08 October 2018
RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
24 September 2018
APRIL appoints first CEO and Chief Scientist
John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL)...
US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
17 September 2018
International competition seeks breakthrough solutions for Brucellosis
Historic evidence of Brucellosis and its continued threat to livestock in the developing world has prompted the US $30m Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition ...
 
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