Animal health experts discuss critical link between animal and public health during Capitol Hill panel discussion

  Leaders in veterinary health and animal health discuss how ensuring a safe food supply and managing zoonotic diseases are critical in protecting public health   (Washington, DC) June 22, 2012 – Wednesday, June 20, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) and the Animal Health Institute (AHI) hosted a discussion examining the critical role that veterinarians play in food safety and maintaining animal health as a key driver in overall public. The Capitol […]

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Use Science In Regulating Antibiotics, Agriculture Coalition Says

Coalition letter to Rep. Slaughter on the science used in reviewing and using antibiotics in food animals WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2012 – A coalition of agricultural organizations sent a letter yesterday to Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., who is seeking to restrict severely antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, pointing out the stringent federal […]

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AHI Statement on U.S. District Court Decision on FDA Citizens Petitions

AHI Statement U.S. District Court Decision on FDA Citizens Petitions June 5, 2012   The decision by the U.S. District Court in New York adds confusion to FDA’s efforts to phase in veterinary oversight of antibiotics used in food animals while eliminating growth promotion uses.  The court has now ordered FDA to initiate two different, […]

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