The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is publishing a paper proposing the use of a biomass denominator to adjust annual data on the amount of antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in the U
From the October issue: With big changes to rules governing antibiotic use in animal agriculture pending at the end of this year, producer opinions range from cautious support to skeptical opposition, with some producer
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.
Implementation of The Food and Drug Administration’s judicious use policy means medically important antibiotics will be used in food animals only to fight disease under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Ther