Monday, October 19, 2015

Final free workshop on antibiotic use in animals set for Oct. 22 in Lexington, Ky.

The last of 12 free Farm Foundation workshops on the stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in livestock will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Ky. The workshop "is targeted to all pork, cattle, poultry and sheep producers, as well as veterinarians and feed suppliers in Kentucky, Indiana, Eastern Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan and Eastern Missouri."

Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will attend the event to review policies and answer questions. Comments from the workshops will be used to compile a report "assessing the economic and physical challenges facing producers as they implement the Guidance for Industry (GFIs) and revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)," states Farm Foundation. Workshops were previously held in Raleigh, N.C.; Dover, Del.; Albany, N.Y.; Birmingham, Ala.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Amarillo, Texas; Ames, Iowa; Denver; Davis, Calif.; Rapid City, S.D.; and Twin Falls, Idaho. For more information or to register for the Lexington workshop, click here.

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