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US symposium on antibiotic use in food animals

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture are hosting 'A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose symposium' on November 13-15 in Columbus, Ohio.

When it comes to antibiotic use in food animals most people have an opinion and a lot of the time the disucssions are based on emotion rather than facts.
 
“There is a need for sharing of relevant, scientific information and ongoing dialogue among experts within animal agriculture and those within public health,” states symposium co-chair Leah C. Dorman, DVM, director of food programs, Center for Food and Animal Issues, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
 
“This symposium promises to deliver the latest research findings and serve as a platform where experts in the field of antimicrobials – public, animal and environmental health – can engage and learn from each other. It’s also where consumers, policy makers and organization leaders, etc., can become armed with the facts presented by these individuals.”
 
The symposium is open to all who have a stake in engaging in meaningful dialogue and creating successful strategies to preserve antibiotic efficacy.
 
The agenda, presentation topics and confirmed presenters for the A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose symposium are available online at http://animalagriculture.org/Solutions/Symposia/2012_antibiotics/agenda.html.
 
The white paper summarizing the 2011 antibiotic use symposium is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese and can be accessed online on the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s website: www.animalagriculture.org

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