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US Administration Opposes WHO Advice on Antibiotic Use

A conflict has arisen between the US administration and the World Health Organisation over the use of antibiotics to treat farm animals. The US chief scientist has hit out at … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bridging Lack of Knowledge over Animal Welfare

Consumers today are more conscientious than ever over where their food comes from, how it was produced and how it was grown or raised. A poll by the American Humane Association … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Antibiotic-free – Marketing Tool or Health Measure?

The use of antibiotics, or the non-use, is starting to take centre stage in what appears to be a marketing battle in the US poultry industry. By the end of this year, … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Global Strategy to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, has set out a new strategy to help countries around the world manage the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. The OIE presented the strategy … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Will Agriculture Be Affected by Review on Antibiotic Use?

Reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture globally is one of the main conclusions in the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance published last week. The report lays down 10 … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

How are Farmers Dealing with Biosecurity?

Animal health and welfare are key in good livestock farming. Improved biosecurity aims to safeguard and even improve animal health. Biosecurity measures are based on the principle of avoiding direct … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Germany Fighting Antibiotic Resistance in Broiler Production

    The German federal agriculture ministry is launching an €2.46 million project aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics in broiler production. Project EsRAM, announced by agriculture minister Christian … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment