Topic: antibiotic resistance
The concept of One Health collaborations between animal- and human-health experts was prominent at the United Nations’ first-ever General Assembly meeting on combating antimicrobial resistance, as well as the Biotechnology Innovation Organization's conference on animal biotech.
Shen Jian-Ping’s 465 pigs live in roomy, temperature-controlled pens, where they eat feed enriched with nutrients and drink piped-in purified water that’s treated to remove pathogens. And Shen’s pigs aren’t fed antibiotics to either prevent disease or promote growth. Farming approaches like this could catch on around the world.
The United Nations' General Assembly rarely addresses health challenges, but on September 21 the international gathering will take on an issue that has become a global challenge for both animal and human health professionals: antibiotic resistance.
Phibro Animal Health is responding to the FDA’s threatened withdrawal of its pig antibiotic Mecadox by emphasizing that the product has undergone extensive safety reviews. But questions have been raised worldwide about whether the drug leaves residues in pork that poses a cancer risk to people.