SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Google

WWW Englemed
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
Epithelial cell states distinguish between uterine cancers
Fri December 3rd - Two epithelial cell states have been identified that can help to distinguish between types of uterine cancer, British researchers announced last night. More
COVID-19 boosters increase immunity
Fri December 3rd - Six different types of COVID-19 boosters are safe and increase immunity following vaccination with either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech jabs, British researchers report today. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS

Global guidelines for antibiotics in animals

Wednesday November 8th, 2017

New global guidelines may help governments take steps to prevent abuse of antibiotics in farming.

The World Health Organisation launched its proposals yesterday, calling for a halt in the use of antibiotics as a routine tool of farming.

They recommend that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to boost growth and avoid disease.

"These guidelines aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their use in animals," say the authors.

They add that overuse and misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans is contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

"Some types of bacteria that cause serious infections in humans have already developed resistance to most or all of the available treatments, and there are very few promising new antibiotics in the research pipeline," they warn.

Currently the volume of antibiotics used in animals is continuing to increase around the world due to a growing demand for foods of animal origin such as meat, dairy, and eggs.

"These guidelines present evidence-based recommendations and best practice statements on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals, based on the World Health Organisation list of critically important antimicrobials for human medicine," they explain.

Some of its major recommendations are that use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention should no longer be allowed, and that the subset of medically important antibiotics previously identified by the WHO as being 'critically important for humans' (fluoroquinolones, colistin, some cephalosporins, erythromycins) should be greatly restricted in terms of their use for treating or controlling disease in sick animals.

A policy briefing released alongside the guidelines covers WHO's vision for how the recommendations can be implemented.

[Guidelines]

Tags: MRSA & Hygiene | Pharmaceuticals | World Health

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

Comment on this article:

Name:
Email:
Comment:
<a>,<b> & <p> tags allowed
Please enter the letters displayed:
(not case sensitive)
CATEGORIES