The USDA’s Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rules, in place since 2013, have limited scope and a fairly low level of recognition, but ongoing discussions could lead to gradual expansion of the program.
Ongoing education will be critical for livestock producers and veterinarians to adapt to upcoming changes in rules governing antibiotic use in animals. That message dominated a new report Farm Foundation presented durin
Current animal disease traceability (ADT) rules have generally succeeded as a first step, but traceability will need to expand and improve in the future to meet domestic and international consumer expectations.
The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important.
At the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants summer conference, several presentations highlighted potential sources of cattle morbidity, where further study and increased awareness could help guide future management.
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