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FDA Releases Biannual Progress Report, Announces Public Meeting on Use of Antimicrobials in Food-producing Animals
August 25, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its third progress report highlighting its recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. The agency is...

FDA Seeks Comments on Combination Drugs
August 25, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The FDA is considering changing the approval process for drugs used in combination in medicated feeds. Currently, the use of combined drugs in a medicated feed requires an approved new animal drug...

NARMS Integrated Report: 2012-2013
August 19, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
This report summarizes the major findings of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) for calendar years 2012 and 2013. The most important resistance findings for Salmonella,...

Veterinary Feed Directive Brochures
July 22, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
Veterinary Feed Directive Brochures - now available: [Source: FDA Ctr. for Veterinary Medicine] Veterinary Feed Directive Producer Requirements -...

Free Webinar: Responsible Use of Antibiotics: Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive
June 10, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marks a major change for the livestock industry. Veterinarians will soon have increased responsibility...

Over 150 Animal and Health Stakeholders Join White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance [Edited]
June 3, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
As part of the continued effort to combat antibiotic resistance, the Obama Administration convened a “White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” on June 2 to bring together key human and animal...

Drug Use Guidelines for Bovine Practice Available From AABP
April 29, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has created Drug Use Guidelines for Bovine Practice to assist beef and dairy veterinarians in guiding appropriate, effective and legal drugs...

National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
April 29, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
On March 27, the White House released the comprehensive National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Action Plan) that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal...

Canadian Pork Council Supports Antimicrobial Resistance Action
April 29, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The Canadian Pork Council supports the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance. Health Canada intends to introduce regulatory amendments that will better align Canadian...

FDA to Industry: Let’s Increase the Availability of Safe, Effective Animal Drugs
April 15, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
Just as drugs for people benefit from FDA review to ensure their safety, effectiveness and quality, so do drugs for animals. [Source: FDA Voice, April 8, 2015 By: Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M.]...

FDA Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2013 for Use in Food-Producing Animals
April 15, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published its fifth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. This...

White House Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
April 1, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
Antibiotics save millions of lives every year. Today, however, the emergence of drug resistance in bacteria is undermining the effectiveness of current antibiotics and our ability to treat and...

FSIS Posts the 2015 Residue Sampling Plans
April 1, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
FSIS is announcing the posting of the publication, U.S. National Residue Program for Meat, Poultry and Egg Products – 2015 Residue Sampling Plans (Blue Book). The publication is the latest version of...

The 2013 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Annual Report Now Available
March 18, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The 2013 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) Annual Report Chapters 1 and 2 are now available online. Chapter 1. Design and Methods: This chapter describes...

USDA Grants Safety Approval of Four New VaxLiant Adjuvants for Cattle and Swine Vaccines
March 11, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the safety of four new, ready-to-use ENABL® adjuvants from VaxLiant® that can be added to vaccines to help improve the resulting immune...

FDA Releases Biannual Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Food-producing Animals
March 4, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. [Source: FDA] In...

Baytril FDA Approved for Control of E. coli in Swine
January 14, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved changes in the label claims for Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin). The drug may now be used intramuscularly or subcutaneously for the control of...

Senators Want FDA to Collect More Animal Antibiotics Data
November 26, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to step up animal antibiotic tracking....

New Task Force Created on Antibiotics in Production Ag
November 12, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced Nov. 5 the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic...

FDA Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2012 for Use in Food-Producing Animals
October 8, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published its fourth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. Additional...

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...

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