AHI Comment on PCAST Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat. Like the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report provides an important perspective and context on antibiotic resistance and the role of both human and animal medicine. The Animal Health Institute […]

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AHI Response to Reuters Story on Antibiotic Use in Chicken

Antibiotics are important tools used by producers and veterinarians to keep food animals healthy, which is essential to maintaining a healthy food supply. It is important to remember that they are only one of several tools and practices used. Animal health companies, producers and veterinarians work hard to minimize the need for antibiotics, use them […]

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Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Deer (via Outdoor Channel)

Texas wildlife officials confirmed a case of naturally occurring anthrax in an infected white-tailed deer. This is the second confirmed case of anthrax this summer, but it is the first case this year to be recorded in a wild animal. The first case was confirmed in a goat in June. According to a Texas Parks […]

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FDA updates Lists of Feed Mill Licenses & VFD Distrbutor Notifcations (via FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its lists of Approved Medicated Feed Mill Licenses and Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Distributor Notifications. Licensed facilities are allowed to manufacture animal feeds from Category II, Type A medicated articles. A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of the VFD […]

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West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico (via Southwest Farm Press)

Officials in New Mexico are alerting people to the dangers of West Nile virus after the potentially deadly infection was confirmed in two horses and one human. The 45-year-old woman is likely to recover, but both horses were euthanized. The rainy season in the region may be responsible for the uptick in West Nile virus […]

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