Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Pet food trends reflect a growing market – Veterinary News Researchers expect industry to hit $33 billion by 2018 thanks in part to treat and ‘premium’ pet food sales.

Huge Advance […]

Researchers study science behind drug resistant bacteria

E. coli

Klebsiella pneumoniae strains of bacteria, or those better known as being resistant to antibiotics, are the focus on a new study where scientists are using genome sequencing capabilities to find out how exactly antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria come to be.

The scientists have already identified several mechanisms that bacteria use to […]

CDC: Foodborne pathogens gaining resistance to antibiotics

Salmonella

A new study is showing the rate of antibiotic resistance in some types of Salmonella is increasing, with the rate of drug resistance more than doubling in one strain over a two-year period.

As stated in a recent article, each year the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System tracks changes in the antibiotic resistance […]

Study links herbicide use to antibiotic resistance

In one of the first studies of its kind, a group of researchers have found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics, meaning if someone is exposed to both herbicides and antibiotics at the same time, higher doses of antibiotics will likely be needed to kill the offending bacteria.

The […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Genetically engineered animals could ease world hunger – Drovers Cattle Network Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such […]

Court: FDA need not review low-dose antibiotic use in animals

The votes are in from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York about the use of antibiotics in animals. In what is being called a “big blow to public health,” the 2–1 ruling says that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to “hold hearings concerning the safety of […]

Volcanic deposits studied for antibiotic use

It is the “big problem” that is currently on the United Nations’ World Health Organization’s (WHO) mind. The threat to public health, which could have “devastating” implications, has combined data from 114 countries to create a report that may change our world.

“The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and […]

Ban being sought on antibiotics for animals in California

We are on the brink of a health crisis of global proportions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns in a recent press release. In what is being called by some a “bigger crisis than AIDS,” the report from the WHO compiled data from 114 countries around the world to release one of the most extensive […]