Monthly Archives: September 2018

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Provided by Aaron Lower, DVM | September 2018   FDA CVM published this month their 5 year plan to support antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings.  I summarized the 5 most relevant to our businesses below.  It is of interest to see where we are going with regard to antimicrobial usage.  Develop duration of use on all antimicrobial – 40% don’t have one Move injectable medically important antibiotics to Rx – 5% of total antimicrobial usage Move from educational to compliance inspections of the VFD process. 

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African Swine Fever in Feed Information

Provided by Aaron Lower, DVM | September 2018   ASF biosecurity: The “Frequently asked questions about ASFV and CSFV in feed” is a good summary document to read regarding making decisions about your feed ingredients and mill.  The general consensus seems to be ~60 days from production if stored at room temperature should be relatively safe.  It depends on a lot of factors so the range you may hear is 30-100 days.  Work with your suppliers on identifying ingredients that come from eastern Europe and

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African Swine Fever Progress in China

Provided by Aaron Lower, DVM | September 2018   This is a summary report from China on the current situation of African Swine Fever.  They are reporting approximately 15 outbreaks to date.   To download a copy of the report, please click here.

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