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Friday, May 13, 2022
Chile salmon aquaculture facilities increase use of antibiotics in 2021
A report by Chile's National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) showed that the amount of antimicrobial used per harvested ton (ICA) among salmon aquaculture facilities increased in 2021 compared to the year prior, Fish Informat ...
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Chr. Hansen: Literature review demonstrates that probiotics can help reduce use of antibiotics in livestock production
A peer reviewed article by University of Bologna establishes bacillus-based probiotics as a promising strategy to help tackle the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance, while also reducing the incidence of post-weaning diarrhea in pig ...
Monday, April 11, 2022
US cattle still raised with antibiotics despite antibiotic-free claim, says study
A new study published in Science found that a substantial portion of cattle in the United States destined for the antibiotics-free meat market have, in fact, been given antibiotics.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
AB Agri, Intralytix investigate use of bacteriophages as natural alternative to antibiotics
AB Agri has partnered with US biotechnology company Intralytix to explore the use of bacteriophages, the natural viruses of bacteria, in animal feed as an alternative to antibiotics and other drugs.
Monday, November 15, 2021
UK saw drop in use of antibiotics in livestock in 2020
The use of antibiotics in livestock in the United Kingdom has fallen again, according to a report released by the government's Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Use of veterinary antibiotics in Germany increased last year
The use of veterinary antibiotics has increased slightly in Germany in 2020, according to data from the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).
Monday, September 27, 2021
European Parliament rejects ban on use of certain antibiotics for animal health
The European Union's Regulation (EU) 2019/6 on veterinary medicines is set to enter into force in January 2022.
Monday, September 6, 2021
EU to decide on antibiotics to be banned for animal health use
The European Parliament will be voting on a ban on the use of medically critical antibiotics in animals in mid-September.
Monday, July 5, 2021
EFSA report notes drop in use of antibiotics on livestock
Antibiotic uses have dropped and is now lower in food-producing animals than in humans, according to the latest report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for D ...
Friday, July 2, 2021
Raising animals without antibiotics: US producer and veterinarian experiences and opinions
Ensuring the safety, health, and overall well-being of animals raised for food is both an ethical obligation and a critical component of providing safe food products. The use of antibiotics for maintaining animal health has come under scrut ...
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
AHDB: Use of antibiotics to treat pigs in UK dipped 5% last year
New figures show the amount of antibiotics prescribed to treat pigs on UK farms in 2020 dropped by 5%, bringing the total reduction since 2015 to 62%, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Monday, January 4, 2021
UK public health faces risk from import of US meat from animals given banned antibiotics, report says
A report has warned that livestock produced in the United States are administered with antibiotics that are banned in the United Kingdom - a matter of concern since meat from these animals would be imported under post-Brexit trade deals.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Stonehaven Incubate launches new company to revolutionise use of antibiotics in animal health
Stonehaven Incubate AG and Agile Sciences Inc have completed initial studies validating the safety and efficacy of Agile's small molecules, leading to the formation of Anifera Limited.
Monday, September 14, 2020
UK programme helps reduce antibiotics use in poultry sector by 76%
The British Poultry Council (BPC) has released its 2020 Antibiotic Stewardship Report which highlights the achievements made by the UK poultry meat sector's drive for excellence in bird health and welfare that's delivering responsible use o ...
Monday, September 7, 2020
Germany's use of antibiotics for animal health drops -7.2% in 2019
The number of antibiotics used in veterinary medicine in Germany has fallen to 670 tonnes (-7.2%) in 2019 compared to 2018, according the country's Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

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