India's National Center for Disease Control's National Policy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance has put a cap on how much antibiotics can be put into poultry products, the first time such regulation has been provided, according to officials.
The new policy has named common antibiotics like tetracycline, oxytetracycline, trimethoprim and oxolinic acid, and clearly mentioned that their use "shall not exceed the prescribed tolerance limit." In addition, the use of over 20 antibiotics or pharmacologically active substances has been prohibited in poultry products. "Antibiotics are used by farmers to prevent infection in poultry," said Professor Randeep Guleria from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. "However, until now there was no limitation. We don't want such meat to enter the food chain and lead to the emergence of antibiotic resistance in humans who eat it. That's why we have fixed limits."
Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit 2015
Organization says drugs important in human medicine will be phased out for growth purposes
Task force chaired by secretaries of Agriculture, Defense, and Health and Human Services departments is to have a plan presented to president by February 2015
No further cases of avian influenza occur since outbreak was reported in March
Updating the Southeast Poultry Disease Research Laboratory appears to be a low priority for Congress caught in gridlock
MSD Animal Health Nobilis IB Primo QX is approved to protect chickens against viral infectious bronchitis
--- Thank you for your patience ----
If you have any issues logging in or any other need feel free to contact us.