Anatara e-news 23/12/16
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From everyone at Anatara Lifesciences, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a new year of health, happiness and prosperity.  Look forward to keeping you up to date in 2017!

Europe proposes ban on zinc oxide in pig feeds

Earlier this month, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended to the EU Commission that the use of high levels (pharmacological) of zinc oxide (ZnO) in food-producing species should be banned; proposing that approvals of existing veterinary therapeutic products containing this ingredient be withdrawn and all future product applications be refused.

This is of particular importance to Anatara Lifesciences as zinc oxide is effective in reducing post-weaning diarrhoea when used at these levels and is often a first choice replacement for in-feed antibiotics in many countries. 

“...the benefits of zinc oxide for the prevention of diarrhea in pigs do not outweigh the risks for the environment.” 
EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP)


Antibiotic Resistance will be one of the biggest & most important stories of 2017

New Scientist magazine reported this month that antibiotic resistance will hit a terrible tipping point in 2017. The article goes on to explain that while the livestock industry has long played down any risk to human health caused by using antibiotics in farming, the danger is now widely accepted.


Antibiotics and Animal Agriculture: A Primer 

Why are antibiotics used in animal agriculture, and what can be done to ensure their appropriate use?

Source: Pinterest

News from across the globe

December 2016

"To Fight The Scourge Of 'Superbugs', We Need A New Regulatory Pathway"

CBS News
December 2016

"Superbug Gene Spotted on US Pig Farm"

Reuters Investigates
December 2016

"The deadly epidemic America is ignoring. The Uncounted. A REUTERS INVESTIGATION"

November 2016

"Diarrhoea remains a leading killer of young children...."
Watch Bacteria Evolve to Defeat Antibiotics in Just 11 Days 

This time-lapse video shows importance of good antibiotic stewardship. 

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts  
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