Veterinarians and livestock producers have adapted to significant changes in antimicrobial regulations, and change will continue as the FDA works through its five-year plan for antimicrobial stewardship.
An investor coalition that presses for corporate responsibility is calling on U.S. food companies McDonald’s, Denny’s and Sanderson Farms to stop buying or producing meat raised with medically important antibiotics.
When the FDA issued its final VFD rules back in 2015, they also released a draft guidance for industry offering answers to anticipated questions regarding application of the rules in common and unusual circumstances.
Noting the importance of keeping the use of antimicrobials as low as possible without compromising health, three international veterinary organizations have issued a statement regarding judicious use in food animals.
Dale Grotelueschen, director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Great Plains Veterinary Education Center received the veterinarian of the year award from the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.