Wednesday, July 29, 2015

12 free workshops set on antibiotic use in animals

A series of free workshops for livestock producers, feed company representatives and veterinarians will focus on stewardship of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals, Farm Foundation announced.

The one-day workshops "are an opportunity for livestock producers, their feed suppliers and veterinarians to gain a comprehensive understanding of two Guidance for Industry (GFIs) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the use of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals, as well as the FDA’s revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule," reports Farm Foundation. "The workshops are also an opportunity for other stakeholders, such as state and federal agencies, colleges of veterinary medicine and university extension personnel, to gain insights into the changes needed to meet the requirements."

Workshops, which are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held Aug. 14 in Raleigh, N.C.; Aug. 18 in Dover, Del.; Aug. 20 in Albany, N.Y.; Aug. 25 in Birmingham, Ala.; Sept. 9 in Flagstaff, Ariz.; Sept. 11 in Amarillo, Texas; Sept. 16 in Ames, Iowa; Sept. 28 in Denver; Oct. 6 in Davis, Calif.; Oct. 13 in Rapid City, S.D.; Oct. 15 in Twin Falls, Idaho; and Oct. 22 in Lexington, Ky. For more information or to register, click here.

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