USDA Preparing Alternative to WHO Antibiotic Guidelines

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

USDA officials are reportedly developing an alternative set of guidelines on antibiotic use in animal agriculture, rather than abide by those developed at the World Health Organization. The WHO recommendations first came out last November, proposing to end the use of medically important antibiotics in healthy animals to promote growth and prevent disease. The agency wanted the drugs only used …


Grant Awarded for Studying Livestock Antimicrobials Impact

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A $3.1 million grant will fund research studying the impacts of California’s new legislation limiting the use of antimicrobial drugs given to livestock raised in the state. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the grant from the Wellcome Trust will fund research at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The California law took effect this year and is …


NCBA Fighting WHO Stand Against Antibiotics in Animals

Dan Cattle

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued their statement against the use of all antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals, noting the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both animals and humans is contributing to the buildup of antibiotic resistance. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, says they are doing everything they can …