The World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for antibiotic use this week that place unwarranted restrictions on the use of antibiotics that are needed to protect animal health and safeguard the nation’s food supply. Furthermore, these restrictions are based, in … read more
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-resistant bacteria cause about 2 million illnesses and more than 23,000 deaths in the United … read more
By: Dr. Ashley Morgan, assistant director, Governmental Relations Division The AVMA has joined other stakeholders in supporting funding for several important initiatives for veterinary medicine. On Oct. 24, the AVMA joined a coalition of stakeholders (see letter) with an interest … read more
The latest culprit in a serious foodborne outbreak in Europe is an unusually virulent strain of E. coli that has been linked to vegetables. There are no ties to animal or meat products that we know of…but of course, if anything new develops, have no doubt that AVMA will be at the forefront, armed with information as it becomes available, and ready to tackle any issues that come our way!
Antibiotic resistance is constantly in the news. Just the other day, several advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the FDA over the use of “human” antibiotics in animal feed. And what happens afterwards? It’s a media flurry and a cascade … read more