AHI Statement on Second Circuit Court of Appeals Decision upholding FDA action on Judicious use of Antibiotics

Today’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision supporting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to pursue a collaborative stakeholder process to implement significant changes to antibiotic use rather than a regulatory action is a welcome development.  The court joins the Center for Disease Control and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology […]

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Camps offer pets ‘pawlates’ to slim down (via the Columbian/AP)

A recent story from the Associated Press explores the emergence of health camps for canines. From “pawlates” to swimming and hiking, the camps sound much like summer camps for people. According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention 53 percent of U.S. dogs are overweight or obese, up from 45 percent four years ago. In […]

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FDA issues six-month antimicrobial resistance strategy update (via DairyHerd.com)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first of its progress reports on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. All 26 drug manufacturers affected by Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213 have now agreed to fully engage in the strategy by phasing out the use of medically important […]

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