Tag Archive: antibiotics, Heather Fowler, National Pork Board, One Health, Pig care, Pork Checkoff, vfd
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘One Health’ approach needed to balance antibiotic usage, animal welfareWhen it comes to responsible antibiotic management, there are wide-ranging views and interpretations on usage, impact, future direction and even terminology.
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on FDA’s antibiotic guidance and VFDs continue a smooth transitionIt’s fast approaching 2 years since the FDA implemented its revised guidance for antibiotic use in food animals. At the center of the effort is the veterinary feed directive (VFD).
Feb 06, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Shifting consumer trends require a more open dialogueBaby boomers have long dominated the retail marketplace — and they’ve been loyal meat customers. But that dynamic is shifting as millennial and younger shoppers, who are less committed to meat as...
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Measuring success and changing behaviors to reduce antibiotics use on hog farmsBy Georgina Crayford, PhD Senior Policy Advisor National Pig Association, UK
Apr 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority.
Mar 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on More planning required for feed medications in new VFD eraPlanning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in...
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is colostrum the ‘golden ticket’ to driving down antibiotic use?UK swine farmers are being urged to recognize the value of giving newborn pigs good-quality colostrum as part of industry efforts to drive down antibiotics use.
Jan 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialoguePork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director...
Jan 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Calls to cut antibiotics could hurt pig health, vet warnsCalls to ban antibiotics for disease protection in pig and other livestock systems could damage animal welfare and compromise the United States’ food system, industry leaders say.
Jan 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 11 barriers to reducing antimicrobial useInflexible production systems and high production costs are preventing pig producers from reducing antimicrobial use on pig farms, according to scientists.