Noting the importance of keeping the use of antimicrobials as low as possible without compromising health, three international veterinary organizations have issued a statement regarding judicious use in food animals.
Merck Animal Health this week introduced Banamine® Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) – the first and only U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved product for pain control in a food producing animal.
Raised-without-antibiotics (RWA) programs for cattle production have become increasingly popular. However, when an animal needs antibiotic treatment, they typically cannot stay in this type of marketing program.
Last week, the USDA confirmed a case of atypical BSE in a Florida cow. The industry assessed the situation appropriately, while American consumers and our export partners responded with a collective shrug.