A Shared Responsibility

by Jan Archer As the new year begins, pork producers are not alone in the renewed effort to use antibiotics responsibly. Everyone is doing their part to reduce the potential problems associated with antibiotic resistance – from your local doctor to your livestock counterparts around the world. This global concern has led to the worldwide […]

Know Your Role in Extralabel Drug Use

You may have heard about extralabel drug use (ELDU) of certain drugs over the years, but it’s never been more important to be knowledgeable about the critical role both veterinarians and producers play in keeping people and pigs healthy as it relates to proper and legal antibiotic use. Of course, only a licensed veterinarian can […]

Q and A: Expanding the Herd-Health Partnership with Your Vet

Q: What are the U.S. Food and Drug tles that began Jan. 1, 2017? A: FDA’s Guidance 209 changed the rules for antibiotic use in all animals raised for food. Specifically, medically important (to human health) antimicrobials can only be used for therapeutic use – to treat, control or prevent specific disease under veterinary guidance. […]

What You Need to Know: FDA’s new antibiotic use rules for pigs began Jan. 1

As 2017 begins, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new rules regarding on-farm use of medically important (to human health) antibiotics are now fully in effect. Even though you likely know many of the basics of the new regulations by now, it’s certainly understandable to have some remaining questions about what the FDA changes […]

Pork Checkoff Report Newsletter – January 2017

Inside: How do FDA’s new antibiotic use rules impact your farm? This special-topic newsletter is sent periodically to you by the Pork Checkoff. Editor: Jan Jorgensen JJorgensen@pork.org • Contributing Editors: Mike King and Marlys Miller Senior Art Director: Beth Wonderlin • Art Director: Chris Oldt