Animal health companies are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in today’s White House Forum for Antibiotic Stewardship bringing together some 150 representatives from both human and animal health.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its release of the Veterinary Feed Directive final rule, which will cement veterinary oversight of medically important antibiotics used in feed for food animals, ensuring the protection of animal health and welfare as well as food safety and public health.
Over the next year, many livestock producers will need to become more familiar with their veterinarians. Or, if they don’t have a veterinarian, find one. This week the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced its highly anticipated Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule, which places considerable emphasis on the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR).
A multidisciplinary research team from Kansas State University will study risk management strategies to help reduce the health and economic effects of bovine respiratory disease complex in commercial feeder cattle.
The Obama Administration convened a “White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” on June 2, bringing together key human and animal health constituencies to discuss the development, promotion and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.
Vets Plus, Inc. welcomed John Maday on Friday, May 22, to discuss trends in cattle production and veterinary practice. Maday is editor of Bovine Veterinarian and managing editor of Drovers / CattleNetwork. Maday spoke to a group of about 30 staff members from all departments at Vets Plus.