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January 7, 2015

Companion animals use antimicrobials and can be impacted by resistance. Dr. Bender suggests that clinicians need to be aware and encourage good antimicrobial stewardship practices.

Dr. Jeff Bender, Chair for the AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in companion Animal Practice, provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance in companion animals and what kinds of stewardship approaches are being implemented. Dr. Bender suggests that clinicians need to be aware and encourage good antimicrobial stewardship practices.

January 7, 2015

“We are all connected by the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.” says Dr. Tom Friedan, CDC Director. Dr. Chiller emphasizes that antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and needs global solutions.

Dr. Tom Chiller, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opens his presentation with a quote from Dr. Tom Friedan, CDC Director, that brings focus to antimicrobial resistance: “We are all connected by the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.” Dr. Chiller emphasizes that antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and needs global solutions. These solutions need continual communication, consistent monitoring and reporting, and response teams to take action.

January 7, 2015

What is the US FDA's strategy on the use of important antibiotics in food producing animals? Dr. Flynn mentions that all uses of antibiotics are contributing to resistance issues and that any conversation and solution set must take this wide use into consideration.

Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, provides an update on the US FDA's strategy on the use of important antibiotics in food producing animals and its effect on FDA Guidance #213. Dr. Flynn mentions that all uses of antibiotics are contributing to resistance issues and that any conversation and solution set must take this wide use into consideration. Collaborative approaches are going be much more effective if everyone is at the table and working in the same direction.

November 27, 2013

How is the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine involved in understanding antimicrobial resistance?

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Activities Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance and Food-Producing Animals - Dr. Craig Lewis, Veterinary Medical Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

May 7, 2013

Regulations are needed in many areas but when do they need to be changed?

AgChat on Regulations in Agriculture?Regulations? Help or Hinder? Regulations are a part of farm and ranch life. Many regulations are put in place to help save lives and protect consumers. Some of them cost farmers and rancher money to stay compliant. Some regulations become cumbersome because their original intent is no longer valid but one must still comply. This #AgChat conversation looks into how regulations affect farms and ranches and offers one thoughts on changes.

March 19, 2013

What does traceability mean and what might be involved?

AgChat on TraceabilityPath from Farm to Fork and Back Where does your start? How does it get from the farm to your fork? Can you go backwards to see what happens? This conversation on #AgChat looks into the meaning of food traceability.

November 27, 2012

How is antimicrobial resistance monitored and where does the data get used?

An Overview Of Resistance Trends And Update on Surveillance Related Research - Dr. Patrick McDermott, FDA/CVM, from the 2012 NIAA One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Symposium, November 13-15, 2012, Columbus, OH, USA.

May 29, 2012

What are some of the food safety rules related to the FDA Egg Safety Rule? Gene Gregory provides history of the rules and how they have evolved.

FDA Egg Safety Rule: Impact Upon Egg Farmers and United Egg Producers (UEP) 5-Star Egg Safety Program - Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Update: This presentation has been removed at the presenter's request.

April 24, 2012

When Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, Mad Cow Disease, prions) hits the news there is a large portion of the consumer population that worries about being infected and going to extremes to not eat meat. What is BSE and who is responsible for handling outbreaks?

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, a.k.a. Mad Cow Disease)Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, a.k.a. Mad Cow Disease) is a serious disease that can effect the meat food supply if not proactively monitored and diligently handled.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Gingerich details many of the requirements that a producer must consider when implementing the FDA Rule for salmonella enteritidis monitoring.

Industry Perspective of the FDA Rule for Salmonella enteritidis (SE) Monitoring - Dr. Eric Gingerich, Poultry Technical Services Specialist, Diamond V, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Gingerich details many of the requirements that a producer must consider when implementing the FDA Rule for salmonella enteritidis monitoring.

Industry Perspective of the FDA Rule for Salmonella enteritidis (SE) Monitoring - Dr. Eric Gingerich, Poultry Technical Services Specialist, Diamond V, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.