Category Archives: animal welfare

New FDA guidance on antibiotic (antimicrobial) use in cows, pigs, and chickens

Human antibiotic resistance has been on the radar for several years, but did you know that antibiotic-resistant infections kill 23,000 people in the U.S. and make another 2 million sick each year?  Some of this resistance has come from medical … Continue reading

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Meat with a side of Drug Resistant Bacteria

Last month, the FDA released the 10th National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Retail Meat Annual Report. The results showed, among other things, that 81% of ground turkey, 69% of pork chops, 55% of ground beef, and 39% of chicken sold … Continue reading

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What’s Good For Animals Is Good For Us

Over the past few months, eight people in Cambodia have died from a strain of avian flu, H5N1. Six of those people were children. Meanwhile, in Mexico, over 1 million chickens infected with a different strain of the bird flu, … Continue reading

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