Antibiotics

Zoetis to open new animal research lab

Zoetis to open new animal research lab

By Aidan Fortune

Animal health specialists Zoetis has signed an agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) to establish a research lab to explore new alternatives to antibiotics.

Cargill said the move to further cut antibiotic use in turkey meat was a 'logical step'

Cargill ends antibiotic use in turkeys

By Oscar Rousseau

Cargill has stopped using an antibiotic for disease prevention in its turkey flocks, following concern use of the drug in the food chain contributes to the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Subway's decision to ban the use of antibiotics in its meat has attracted criticism from the US meat industry

Pork antibiotics battle rages on

By Chloe Ryan

The National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council have placed a full page advert in The Wall Street Journal in the form of an open letter to Subway in response to the latter’s decision to ban the use of antibiotics in the meat it buys. 

US federation raises livestock antibiotics concern

US federation raises livestock antibiotics concern

By Nicholas Robinson

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has hit back at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the latter’s proposals on restricting antibiotic use in meat production.

US livestock antibiotics guidance meets mixed reaction

US livestock antibiotics guidance meets mixed reaction

By Melodie Michel

Representatives of the American meat industry have expressed mixed reactions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) publication of a draft guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production.

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