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What difference do antimicrobials make in food animal infectious disease? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Antimicrobial efficacy in cattle can be evaluated through clinical studies including a negative control group. To be included here, the study must have specified that the subjects were randomized, the evaluators were masked to treatment, and that statistical analysis was applied.

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Antimicrobial use in food animals and human health (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

This presentation attempts to summarize some of the major concerns in resistance development along with key articles explaining relevance, epidemiology, and prevalence. It is not intended to be an exhaustive review of the literature and the interested practitioner should use the cited literature herein as a basis for continued, extended reading.

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Poultry drug pulled over concerns about inorganic arsenic in chicken livers

June 8, 2011

Silver Spring, Md. -- Alpharma, a Pfizer subsidiary, will voluntarily suspend sales of 3-Nitro (Roxarson), a drug that has been in the company?s portfolio since 1944 and is primarily used in broiler chickens.

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Rinderpest officially wiped off the face of the earth, veterinary officials report

May 28, 2011

Paris -- Veterinarians with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report that the cattle disease rinderpest has been completely eradicated from live animal populations.

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NARMS calls for research improvements to better understand antibiotic resistance

April 1, 2011

Rockville, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently unveiled its strategic plan to monitor antimicrobial resistance.

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California producer files suit to clarify Prop 2 requirements

February 1, 2011

Modesto, Calif. — a poultry producer filed a civil suit in California seeking specific directions on how to comply with the controversial Prop 2.

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Veterinary researchers identify primary route of infection for FMD in cattle

February 1, 2011

National Report — A new study by researchers at USDA's Plum Island Animal Disease Center and Colorado State University has traced the route of infection of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus.

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EPA wants emissions data from large-scale farms

January 18, 2011

Washington -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking for information on animal feeding operations (AFO) and the effect they have on the environment.

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HSVMA petitions against antibiotics 'overuse'

January 14, 2011

Washington -- The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) is petitioning Congress to phase out non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

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