FDA reports antimicrobial sales remain steady in 2018, 2019

January 7, 2021

The FDA’s 2019 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals shows sales and distribution of antimicrobials are down 25% since 2010. This year’s report does an excellent job highlighting many …

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HPAI spreading overseas

January 7, 2021

HPAI is spreading across Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China at an alarming rate and affecting large numbers of poultry operations.   South Korea has culled more than 10 million birds to bring the infection under …

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APHIS Announces $14.4 Million to Protect Animal Health

December 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding $14.4 million to 76 projects with states, universities, and other partners to strengthen U.S. programs to protect animal health. This …

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LPAI found in Missouri and HPAI on the rise across Europe

November 19, 2020

USDA confirmed on November 7 the presence of H5 low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) in a backyard duck layer flock in Webster County, MO. Control measures and surveillance have been put in place, and the World …

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FY 2021 Ag Appropriations Bill

July 9, 2020

This week, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved a FY 2021 spending bill. Total discretionary funding in the legislation is $23.98 billion, an increase of $487 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. In total, …

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