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25 pharmaceutical companies will phase out animal antibiotics
Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2014 | MARY CLARE JALONICK

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:36 PM PDT by neverdem

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says 25 pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat.

Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for use in animal production. The FDA did not name the one company that has not agreed to withdraw or revise its drugs...

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: antibiotics; microbology

1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:36 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Of COURSE they did, the b@stards! I just found out that I can buy antibiotics for my Prepper Stash through various pet supply sites!

Mother Government is on to us. She wants us dead. All avenues of self-sufficiency and survival are to be cut off...


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

if you stock up on antibiotics make sure you have probiotics too.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 7:02:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This is supposedly about livestock not domestic pets. Your local vet can still write Rx’s valid at your drugstore.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:03:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Wise especially with today’s more potent antibiotics which wipe out intestinal flora and leave you with, er, “a mess.”


5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: neverdem

I am kind of in sympathy of the action. However, it looks like this was achieved via coercion rather than through a formal process in law. Good results via bad methods is not an acceptable outcome, in my opinion.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sam’s will fill also


7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:26:19 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: neverdem

Some will rejoice at this action until the price of meat rises even higher as a result. Then it will be, those evil, greedy farmers.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:26:20 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Goat milk is a pretty effective probiotic (not injectable).

Back in the day you could get Sweet Acidopholus that restored gut biotics.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:35:15 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

No you can still GET pet antibiotics, they are just saying they wont use them on animals that we eat.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:36:56 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Yep. The move will drive prices up, if the antibiotics include those commonly used to cure problems or prevent livestock plagues. But do they? It may be interesting to find out more about it. The story might be exaggerated.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:43:25 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Kartographer

Animal Antibiotics Ping!


12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:05:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: One Name

Won’t yogurt help with that?


13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:07:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

And at Target:
http://www.target.com/pharmacy/petrx


14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:16 PM PDT by Drago
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To: neverdem

“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kind of cool.”
—Paul Begalia


15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: familyop

“growth promotion”, not curing disease.
Feed mills have been adding antibiotics to the feed for healthy animals to promote growth. That is what will be ending.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:49 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Of COURSE they did, the b@stards! I just found out that I can buy antibiotics for my Prepper Stash through various pet supply sites!

My first thought was they're doing this because of preppers. Same song, second verse to the ammo shortage saga. Something is definitely up.

17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:56 PM PDT by bgill
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To: All

On one hand drug resistant “super-bacteria” are becoming a big problem, on the other hand even higher prices for beef, chicken & pork.

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20110415/study-drug-resistant-bacteria-in-us-meat

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/business/report-on-us-meat-sounds-alarm-on-superbugs.html?_r=0


18 posted on 03/27/2014 8:31:18 PM PDT by Drago
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To: neverdem

What people do not get is that this will not hurt the large producers who have vets on site. I WILL hurt the small cattleman who will now be forced to call a vet for nearly everything. $100-$175 just for the vet to show, and that is before treatment. Also, the vet is not going to ride out with you. That means you will have to bring the animal in. Big deal you say? What if you work a place that is 50-100 acres per animal unit? We find sick cattle, contain or rope them, and then treat them.

I even know cowboys who can do “C” sections.

Many vets will simply supply the ranchers, but the cost will be higher. When the next generation comes, maybe not.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 8:31:35 PM PDT by rey
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To: carriage_hill

Ya plain no flavor unpasteurized, etc.

I guess you can still get it. I would think that goat cheese and such would also fill the bill.

Not a gastro-enterologist or anything, but I know someone infamous who was healed by goat milk.

Intestinal flora have been the key to our omnivorous success.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 8:32:29 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: rey

I haven’t checked it out yet, but I would think it is a phase out of “on-label” use of antibiotics in animal feed only. Injectables not affected? Ranchers would still have a supply of injectables?

Some info. I haven’t read all of yet: http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Antibiotic-resistance-Should-I-be-concerned-248385891.html

And not sure how today’s news would affect the info. in that article.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 8:42:43 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Drago

It did not specify feed or injectable.

Tonight I had some sheep with fly blow. I was able to clean them and inject some LA 500 and some wormer. Soon this will be a thing of the past. Given the cost of a vet call and the replacement cost of ewes, all sick ewes will be dead ewes. That is what the do gooders create.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 9:00:10 PM PDT by rey
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To: Drago

And with tuna flavor for the cats, and beef for the dogs, who could lose?


23 posted on 03/27/2014 9:25:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: neverdem

A little late but better late than never. If I understand this issue correctly, the use of antibiotics in animals we eat is causing those antibiotics to become ineffective for humans. Do I have that correct?


24 posted on 03/27/2014 10:23:39 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Drago
On one hand drug resistant “super-bacteria” are becoming a big problem, on the other hand even higher prices for beef, chicken & pork.

Let me see, which do I chose? Do I want (a) super-bacteria or (b) higher prices for beef, chicken and pork?

25 posted on 03/27/2014 10:27:53 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: neverdem

26 posted on 03/27/2014 10:28:08 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: neverdem

I suspect one of the main reasons for this is that sales may have dropped off precipitously anyway. It’s insane to be using antibiotics this way anyway. Almost as insane as burning corn for fuel.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 10:46:22 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: bgill

Yep. We STILL can’t get .22s at our Farm & Fleet. Ever. Once in a great while they have the .22 longs.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 7:11:10 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: neverdem
the agency in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop

Asked? What's the option if you say "no"?

29 posted on 03/31/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rey

Big government likes big business likes big government and so on and so forth.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 1:33:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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