Jan 10

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

On December 11, the FDA announced a plan to “help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in livestock for food production purposes.” The use of these applications were defined as enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency. The FDA action was characterized as “a plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals” and is predicated on Guidance Document #231 and the preceding Guidance Document #209, both of which can be accessed on www.fda.gov.

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Nov 11

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated Dr. Simon M. Shane

Dr. Mike Appley of Kansas State University is conducting trials on calves and piglets to determine whether therapeutic administration of antibiotics is effective and whether drug-resistant strains can be demonstrated in these farm animals.

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Jul 31

China's Feed Production Expanding, Streamlining

China's Feed Production Expanding, Streamlining
China has emerged as the world’s top feed producer, and its increasing production levels put it on track to become the dominant source of feed in years to come. Aidan Connolly, Vice President of Alltech, takes a look at the issues facing feed companies in China as they expand and modernize.
 

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Jul 19

No Silver Bullet When it Comes to Managing Milk Quality

No Silver Bullet When it Comes to Managing Milk Quality

According to the National Mastitis Council the cost of poor milk quality is not cheap. The average case of mastitis costs a farmer $184, with two-thirds of that amount being due to loss in milk production. 

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