antibiotics

DairyCast 0466 - Best Management Practices Using Antimicrobials In Dairy Herds

DairyCast 0466 Show Notes:
  • Following another good presentation in the 2012 World Dairy Expo Seminar series, I spoke with Dr. Geof Smith, Associate Professor at North Carolina State's School of Vet Medicine about his presentation on 'Avoiding Drug Residues in the Dairy Industry'.

DairyCast 0433 - NIAA's Asking If Food Animals Shall Continue To Have Access To Antibiotics?

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Dr. Robert Flamm - The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in Human Health


The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in Human Health - Dr. Robert Flamm, Director of Antimicrobial Development, JMI Laboratories, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

How Can Bacteriophages Perform As Antibiotic Alternatives?

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Bacteriophages are being considered as viable alternatives to infectious diseases that are no longer responding to antibiotics. Currently waiting U.S. approval, bacteriophages could be used to treat animals and humans.

Bacteriophages -- so named when they were first discovered because they appear to eat bacteria -- are naturally occurring viruses that can infect and kill bacteria.

Currently there are many bacterial diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics. Stronger antibiotics have been used in treatment but at the risk of continue the evolution of the bacteria to become "super-bugs".

Fast forward to the present, where an increasing number of bacteria strains -- often referred to as "super bugs" -- are becoming resistant to antibiotics typically used against them. The fear of seeing human medical science being hurled back into a pre-antibiotic era is ever present.

In the battle against antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture, researchers from Washington and New York states are hoping to help pave the way for U.S. approval of a promising biological therapy that has the potential to not only treat sick cows, but also save human lives threatened by infectious diseases that no longer respond to antibiotics.

DairyCast update for October 8, 2010, Why Are Regulators Taking Aim At Animal Health Products?

Are you planning to attend the National FFA Convention, October 20-23, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana?

DairyCast 0386 - Regulators Take Aim At Industry Health Products

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  • As the 'Antibiotic Resistance' snowball continues to grow, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, associate professor in infectious disease and public health at the Univ of MN presented her view of action in Washington on both legislative and regulatory fronts dealing with animal agriculture's use of antibiotics at a recent animal health conference. 

DairyCast 0363 - The Facts and Fiction Behind Agriculture's Role in Antimicrobial Resistance - Part 2

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  • Dr. Jared Taylor, DVM and assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, provides the facts, myths and follies regarding agriculture's role in antimicrobial resistance.

DairyCast 0362 - The Facts and Fiction Behind Agriculture's Role in Antimicrobial Resistance - Part 1

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  • Dr. Jared Taylor, DVM and assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, provides the facts, myths and follies regarding agriculture's role in antimicrobial resistance.

DairyCast 0341 - What is Congress thinking about restricting antibiotic use in your cows? - Part 2

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  • Part 2 of our conversation with, Dr. Mike Apley, DVM, as he shares his thoughts on animal antibiotic usage and proposed restrictions after his recent congressional testimony.

DairyCast 0340 - What is Congress thinking about restricting antibiotic use in your cows? - Part 1

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  • Dr. Mike Apley, DVM, shares his thoughts on animal antibiotic usage and proposed restrictions after his recent testimony at a congressional hearing on that same topic.
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