Antibiotic Resistance in 2020: Fight Fiction with Facts

 

Jennifer Shike And John Maday, FarmJournal's Pork

January 7, 2020

 

In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, antibiotic use in the livestock industry, and pork producers in particular, were cast in a harsh light. NPPC and others cited problems with that reporting. The editors of Farm Journal’s PORK and Bovine Veterinarian pulled together resources, including the current state of antibiotic use, to help you educate consumers about antibiotic use in all sectors of the livestock industry.

 

As we enter a new year and a new decade, antibiotic stewardship remains on the top of issues affecting food-animal veterinarians. Continued public pressure, along with regulatory actions, will drive ongoing change, with more emphasis on preventive care and more veterinarian oversight of antibiotic use.

 

In September 2019, FDA released draft guidance for industry (GFI) 263, outlining a process for bringing remaining approved animal drugs containing antimicrobials of human medical importance under the oversight of licensed veterinarians, changing the approved marketing status from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription (Rx). This would include dosage forms such as injectable or intra-mammary antibiotic products now available OTC.

 

The action builds on the earlier GFI 213, which eliminated performance claims from labels for medically important antibiotics and brought purchase of most medicated feeds under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). 

 

Also, by September 2020, FDA plans to issue… 

 

Antimicrobial Resistance: Building a Better Mousetrap ... 

 

FDA Antibiotic Report is No Surprise to Pork Industry ... 

 

U.S. Pork Industry Ends 2018 with Major Antibiotic Progress ... 

 

Antimicrobial Resistance: Hospitals, Farms Share More Than You Think ... 

 

U.S. Pig Farmers Embrace Responsible Antibiotic Use Every Day ... 

 

Veterinarians Key in Antimicrobial Stewardship in U.S. Swine Sites ... 

 

Prepare for More Antibiotic Rules ... 

 

Antimicrobial Sales Post Moderate Increase in 2018 ... 

 

NARMS Releases Latest Report on Antimicrobial Resistance Trends ... 

 

Good and Bad News in CDC’s 2019 Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report ... 

 

Princeton Study: Antibiotic Resistance Increasing Globally ... 

 

FDA Funds Duration of Use Studies ... 

 

FDA Releases Draft GFI to End OTC Sales of Most Animal Antibiotics ... 

 

FDA Reports on VFD Compliance ... 

 

New FDA Guidance Clarifies Labeling for Drugs Used in Feed ... 

 

more, including links 

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