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Veterinary Feed Directive - an Overview (video)
November 21, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
Starting January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed will become veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs, and the resulting VFD feed must be authorized by a licensed...
ARS's 'One Health' Antibiotic Awareness
November 10, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) observes the 20th anniversary of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (
VFD Forms Available for Download
November 9, 2016 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
AASV has received a number of requests to provide access to Veterinary Feed Directive forms for use by our veterinary members. In response to these requests, we are publishing links to forms provided...
On-Farm Antibiotic Benchmarking Offers Insight
November 9, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
A Veterinarian with Warman Veterinary Services says antibiotic benchmarking offers farms an opportunity to better monitor and manage their use of antibiotics. The ability of antibiotic benchmarking...
CIPARS 2014 – Annual Report – Summary
October 5, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
The Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) collects, analyses, and communicates trends in antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in selected bacteria...
Antibiotics Measures: A Global Overview
September 28, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
Animal health expert David Burch dives deep into antimicrobial legislation and summarised it clearly on a global scale. Which developments are going on at different places around the globe? Besides...
Scotland Makes On-line Antibiotic Recording Compulsory
August 17, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
The Scottish pig sector has made online recording of antibiotics compulsory for members of the Quality Meat Scotland assurance scheme. The move follows a trial on five Scottish commercial pig farms....
NIFA/ARS Antimicrobial Resistance Webinar
June 8, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Office of the Chief Scientist will hold a stakeholder webinar on Antimicrobial Resistance on...
FDA Announces Plans to Withdraw Carbadox; Phibro Responds
April 13, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has taken the first step toward rescinding its approval of the use of carbadox to treat swine because the drug may leave...
Got a Question about the VFD Changes?
March 16, 2016 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The AASV Pharmaceutical Issues Committee is working with Dr. Chris Rademacher at ISU to collect any questions you may have about changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive. Chris and the committee will...
Got a Question about the VFD Changes?
March 9, 2016 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The AASV Pharmaceutical Issues Committee is working with Dr. Chris Rademacher at ISU to collect any questions you may have about changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive. Chris and the committee will...
Got a Question about the VFD Changes?
March 2, 2016 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The AASV Pharmaceutical Issues Committee is working with Dr. Chris Rademacher at ISU to collect any questions you may have about changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive. Chris and the committee will...
Kavault® is a First-In-Class Antibiotic
February 3, 2016 —  [Pharm.]
Kavault®, a new swine product from Elanco Animal Health, represents a first-in-class, animal use-only antibiotic for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of...
Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
December 23, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
There is mounting concern that use of antibiotics in livestock will contribute to antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, with repercussions for human and animal health. The USDA Economic Research Service...
2012 CIPARS Annual Report, Chapters 3 and 4 Published
December 21, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS), created in 2002, is a national program dedicated to the collection, integration, analysis, and communication of...

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