White House Unveils Plan to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs (via ABC News)

The White House announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The plan is the result of an order President Obama signed in September forming a task force on the issue. While focusing on human health, the plan also addresses animal use of antibiotics and supports FDA’s current plan of action. […]

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USDA to launch new equine study this spring (via Feedstuffs)

This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will launch “Equine 2015,” NAHMS third national study of the U.S. equine industry. As with NAHMS’ 1998 and 2005 equine studies, “Equine 2015” was designed to provide participants, industry and animal health officials with information on the nation’s equine population that will […]

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FDA’s Survey of Milk Finds Few Drug Residues

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced results from its milk sampling survey, involving the testing of nearly 2,000 dairy farms for drug residues in milk. More than 99 percent of the samples are free of drug residues of concern– underscoring the safety of the US milk supply. These findings provide evidence that the nation’s […]

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