FDA, AVMA collaborate on food-animal antibiotic use

04/21/2011 | CattleNetwork.com

AVMA has formed a committee that will be tasked with advising the Food and Drug Administration on policies governing veterinary oversight of antibiotic use in food animals. The committee aims "to help the FDA examine both the need for increased veterinary oversight in order to minimize any potential increase in human antibiotic resistance while still ensuring that these important medicines continue to remain available to veterinarians when needed," said Dr. John Brooks, AVMA's executive board chairman.

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