Finding ways for industry to come together, to collaborate to tackle major global challenges such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was the theme of the ninth edition of Nutreco's conference, Agrivision.
Multi-drug resistance in Salmonella bacteria is high across the EU but resistance to critically important antimicrobials used to treat severe human cases of Salmonella infection remains low, finds a report by two EU agencies.
The US feed sector has questioned the reporting obligations sought under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) as the FDA releases the final version of the rule that aims to bring the use of medically important antimicrobials under veterinary supervision.
EFSA has again found that Toyocerin from Spanish feed additives firm, Rubinum, poses a risk for the spread of determinants for resistance to two antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine - tetracycline and chloramphenicol.
Antibiotic alternatives such as pro and prebiotics and other gut health boosting feed components are to be welcomed as long as they don’t simply shore up intensive farming practices, says a leading farm animal welfare organization.