antibiotics

Blog entry | Oct 13 2016
Here is a collection of resources that can help you better understand antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.  Q&A: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Supply The health of animals is very important to the farmers and ranchers who...
Blog entry | Oct 13 2016
The health of animals is very important to the farmers and ranchers who raise them, as well as the veterinarians who work with them. Despite this, animals may still become sick and require treatment, just like people. Read on to learn more about...
Blog entry | Oct 12 2016
For more than 50 years, veterinarians and producers have administered antibiotics to food animals, primarily poultry, swine, and cattle, mostly to fight or prevent animal diseases. The FDA has provided a tightly regulated framework on how...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2016
The term "antibiotic resistance" can sound confusing and, thus, scary.  Antibiotic resistance is the refusal of the host to accept the treatment of antibiotics. This happens when a germ or bacteria no longer responds to a drug used for treatment. ...
Blog entry | Mar 23 2016
I always look forward to attending events organized by The Atlantic. They are informative, smart, and provide a balanced view of the topic presented. On March 16, 2016, a sold-out forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., addressed a timely topic: ...
Blog entry | Feb 17 2016
Historically, antibiotics have been used in animal agriculture and human medicine to treat illness, and they have had a remarkable impact on our ability to improve the health of humans and animals alike. However, there are real concerns about the...
Blog entry | Jul 15 2015
I recently walked into a trendy fast-casual restaurant and noticed a sign saying that they had stopped serving carnitas. Wow, was I shocked! I found out that some restaurants were having trouble matching their supply of pork with customer demand...
Blog entry | May 01 2015
From company announcements to government reports, there’s more attention than ever on the use of antibiotics in animals, different antibiotic types, and what producers and the FDA are doing to maintain human and animal health. There are a lot of...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2015
In the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about antibiotics. I’ve talked to experts about their use, misuse, and strategies to address antibiotic resistance.  Here’s what I learned and what opportunities I see ahead. Last year, we saw growing...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2014
There's an old watch that I bought who knows how many years ago that I absolutely love. With its chunky, bubble-like crystal and shiny, substantial bezel, it easily spans my entire wrist. The protruding, pea-sized stem is milled, making it easy for...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Tony Flood & Brittany Mountjoy “This is an important public health issue that requires the combined forces of both the human medical, veterinary, food industry and pharmaceutical industry to resolve – recognizing that it is clearly a one health...
Media | Jul 16 2014
Why are antibiotics used in cows? Could they make human antibiotics less effective? Are farms too crowded? How do antibiotics in animals affect the safety of your food? Get all the answers you need with Dr. Morgan Scott, veterinarian and professor...
Milk Production: From Farm to Table
Article | Jul 14 2014
Milk Production: From Udder to Table from FoodInsight