Medicine

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

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IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines

By Joseph James Whitworth

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infectious diarrhea have been updated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Food experts have warned there are currently no alternatives to antibiotics

‘No alternatives to antibiotics’ warns expert

By Oscar Rousseau

Leading food scientist Johanna Fink-Gremmels has warned that if meat-producing livestock is infected with a disease and requires treatment there are “no alternatives to antibiotics”.

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