Antibiotic Resistance

FDA Proposes New Measures of Antibiotic Use-2017-08-18

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is publishing a paper proposing the use of a biomass denominator to adjust annual data on the amount of antimicrobial’s sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in the United States. See here the link to the Bovine Vet Online:

Northern Cape AHF CPD Event-2017-08-11

The Northern Cape recently hosted their CPD event in Kimberly on 7 August and Upington on 8 August.   The event was supported well by the Department and the Speakers included: Introduction and Welcome –Northern Cape AHF (Mr. Koning Scholtz) Overview of the NAHF – Chairman of the NAHF (Dr. […]

Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship in South Africa article-2017-08-07

See here the article from Dr. Hayley Eagar who is the Regulatory Affairs manager Animal Health at Boehringer Ingelheim (Pty) Ltd and Dr Vinny Naidoo from University of Pretoria Biomedical Research Centre (UPBRC), Faculty of Veterinary Science on Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship in South Africa. Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship in SA


RuVASA 2017 congress was held at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Gauteng from 31st May to 2ndJune.  The congress serves to provide RuVASA members with quality continuing professional development and promote collaboration between veterinarians, industry and producer organizations. This year a record number of delegates attended the congress to listen to lectures, interact […]

BEWARE Drugs take longer to resolve in sick animals-2017-05-26 See here on Bovine Vet online the article from Jim Dickrell “Animals with unresolving disease are often at risk of residue violations,” says Geoff Smith, a veterinarian with North Carolina State University.