A German delegation recently met with University of California-Davis veterinary medicine and animal science experts to gain more insight into GMOs related to animals and the use of antibiotics in animals in the U.S., according to the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine website.
Dr. Terry Lehenbauer, director of the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, provided information on the school’s preventive health programs for cattle. He also discussed changes taking place in the U.S. and California for improving veterinary oversight and judicious use of medically-important antimicrobials in food-producing animals, such as new FDA regulations and the veterinary feed directive.
Dr. Elizabeth Maga, department of animal science research biologist, joined Lehenbauer in meeting with the German delegation, which was participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Members of the delegation included Dr. Christof Altmann, economic policy director and public relations manager, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Halle-Dessau; Tobias Andres, director, Brussels office, Federation of German Food and Drink Industries, and Alexander Muehlauer, EU correspondent with Suddeutsche Zeitung.