antibiotics http://kcur.org en Suspended Drug Sales Focuses Attention On Cattle-Feeding Additive http://kcur.org/post/suspended-drug-sales-focuses-attention-cattle-feeding-additive <p>When the people from the drug company came out to visit Tyler Karney at Ordway Feedyard on Colorado’s eastern plains, he was a little skeptical.</p><p>They said their product, Zilmax, could put another 30 pounds on an animal in the last days before slaughter. Then he started blending it into the feed for the 6,500 head of Holsteins at this huge feedlot.</p><p>“We feed it the last 20 days of the feeding period and when you drive by, you can actually see a physical change in the animal,” Karney said. “They’re chest floor’s wider and just, a boxier animal. It’s kinda hard to believe.”</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:05:36 +0000 Peggy Lowe 48765 at http://kcur.org Suspended Drug Sales Focuses Attention On Cattle-Feeding Additive FDA Pushing To Limit Livestock Antibiotics http://kcur.org/post/fda-pushing-limit-livestock-antibiotics <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The FDA wants to <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm378100.htm?source=govdelivery&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery">phase out antibiotics in meat</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:52:08 +0000 Peter Gray 48230 at http://kcur.org FDA Pushing To Limit Livestock Antibiotics FDA Launches Voluntary Plan To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics In Animals http://kcur.org/post/fda-launches-voluntary-plan-reduce-use-antibiotics-animals The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today it is calling on the nation's pork, beef, and poultry producers to reduce their use of antibiotics. But some watchdog groups say this voluntary guidance doesn't go nearly far enough.<p>The issue has been contentious for decades. Just last month, a federal judge <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/23/149221287/europes-mixed-record-on-animal-antibiotics">ruled</a> that the FDA had to go ahead with a plan it proposed in 1977 that would ban the use of some antibiotics as a growth promoter in animals.<p>Farm animals in the U.S. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:24:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 15822 at http://kcur.org FDA Launches Voluntary Plan To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics In Animals Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use http://kcur.org/post/health-group-pushes-farmers-reduce-antibiotic-use <p>Even though the use of antibiotics in livestock feed has been linked to an increase in drug-resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently backed away from a 30-year-old proposal that would ban the use of antibiotics tetracycline and penicillin in livestock feed.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:44:36 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 11160 at http://kcur.org Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use FDA Puts New Limit On Antibiotics In Livestock http://kcur.org/post/fda-puts-new-limit-antibiotics-livestock <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The Food and Drug Administration is clamping down on the off-label use of certain an Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:48:41 +0000 Frank Morris 10333 at http://kcur.org FDA Puts New Limit On Antibiotics In Livestock