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Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Aug 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017
Cows feeding

Report outlines steps to reduce antibiotic use on the farm

The roadmap includes 11 recommendations on antibiotic use in food animals split into 3 key areas.

Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Pipetting for DNA testing

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

Jul 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017
Cattle herd

Pew report identifies key farm, feedlot food safety steps

Recommendations focus on pre- and probiotics, countermeasures, and prevention steps.

Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016

Hungary reports widespread avian flu in poultry

European countries already reporting H5N8 note several more outbreaks, many involving wild birds.

Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016
Farm hens

H5N8 strikes farms in Iran as European detections continue

Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.

Nov 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016
Gull in Switzerland

H5N8 expands in Europe; other strains strike elsewhere

Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.

Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016
Black swan

More avian flu expected in Europe, US

In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Nov 10, 2016
Baltic gulls

H5N8 expands reach along Baltic, other parts of Europe

The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.

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