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WHAT'S NEW? - November 2017
 

Low Attribution of Antibiotic Resistance from Animals to Man

Letters of Record

Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People

ESBL (extended-spectrum beta lactamase) transmission to Man: Sept 2015

ESBL transmission to Man: Nov 2015

ESBL transmission to Man: Feb 2016

Resistance transmission to Man from Pigs & Chickens in the EU: May 2016
Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance from Animals to People

Resistance transmission to Man from Pigs, Chickens & Cattle in the EU: July 2016

Animal to Human Transmission of AMR

Carbapenem Resistance Transmission - a Man to Man problem? Dec 2016

Transmission of Livestock-Associated MRSA to People

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission from pigs to man in the EU: June 2017

*Human Resistance: Attribution Models for Chicken, Dairy & Pigmeat

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ANTIMICROBIALS
 
*Treatment of Egg Apex Abnormalities (EAA) due to Mycoplasma Synoviae, with Denagard® & Tylan® in the FieldJune 2017
 
*Dose Optimization of Tiamulin (Denagard®) for the Metaphylaxis & Treatment of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections in ChickensJune 2017
 
*Antibiotics Measures: A global OverviewSeptember 2016
 
*Human Antimicrobial Resistance: Chicken, Dairy & Pigmeat Attribution ModelsJuly 2016
 
*Antibiotic Use & Resistance in People: May 2016
 
*Antimicrobials - Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People: May 2016
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance - The Link between Animals & Man : April 2016
     [Presentation at the 15th Chulalongkorn University Veterinary Conference 2016]
 
*ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE - MYTHS AND REALITIES : April 2016
 
*7 EU Antibiotic Remarks that Need Clarification : March 2016
 
*Antibiotics: Prevention out - Treatment in? : March 2016
 
*Antibiotics and Prevention: March 2016
 
*Antimicrobials: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People: Feb. 2016
 
*Antimicrobials: Colistin in Animals: a High Risk for Resistance Selection in Europe?: Feb. 2016
 
*Colistin Resistance - A Mini Survey in the EU : December 2015
 
*New Colistin Resistance Gene found in China : November 2015
 
*Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People: November 2015
 
*ESBL: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People - Resistance Transfer: October 2015
 
*ESBL: Are We being Hoodwinked Again? : October 2015
 
*Antimicrobials: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People : September 2015
 
*Antimicrobials: Has the EU Parliament Resorted to Propaganda? : September 2015
 
*BLOG: One Health - Are we getting any closer?August 2015
 
*ESBLs and the Environment - Swedish Surprise!July 2015
 
*The Classification of Antimicrobials - A Clash of Views!June 2015
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance in the Netherlands: 2013
 
*Effect of Tiamulin on Brachyspira Species with High MICs in Layers2013
     [Paper presented at World Veterinary Poultry Conference, Nantes, France, 19-23rd August]
 
*Control of Mycoplasma Species in 'High Risk' Broiler-Breeder Farms with Tiamulin2013
     [Paper presented at World Veterinary Poultry Conference, Nantes, France, 19-23rd August]
 
*Does Adding Antibiotics to Animal Feed Pose a Serious Risk to Human Health?2013
     [British Medical Journal debate]
 
*Prudent Use of Antimicrobials - What is Going on in Europe?"2013

 
*Current Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Issues in European Union — Reality & Resolution: 2012
     [The 'Dr Roy Schultz Lecture', Iowa State University November 2012]
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance - Veterinary and Public Health Concerns in Europe: 2011
     [Published courtesy of "Suis"]
 
*Veterinary Medicines in Game BirdsFeb. 2011 (.PDF 4.5Mb) [Reproduced courtesy of "Modern Gamekeeping"]
 
*Treating and Controlling Mycoplasma Infections in Turkeys2010
     [Reproduced by courtesy of "World Poultry"]
 
*Review: Antibiotic Activity against Mycoplasma &
    Prevention of Vertical Transmission in Breeder Layers 2009
Webpage   .PDF
    [Presented at XXI Congreso Latinamericano de Avicultura, Havana, Cuba 6-9th October 2009]
 
*Activity & Compatibility of Tiamulin with Drugs in Poultry Medicine [Review]2009
 
*Tiamulin Treatment of a field case of Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis
     Caused by Brachyspira pilosicoli
2009
    [Reproduced by courtesy of "Avian Pathology"]
 
*Treatment of Histomonosis in Turkeys with Tiamulin2007
    [Reproduced by Courtesy of "The Veterinary Record"]
 
*Oral Antimicrobial Medication: Pharmacokinetics in Chickens
 
*Oral Antimicrobial Medication: Pharmacokinetics in Turkeys
 
*Antimicrobial Sensitivity Data - poultry bacterial pathogens: Review
 
*Avian Mycoplasma: Antimicrobial Activity & Resistance
 
*Chicken Mycoplasma - sensitivity to antimicrobials: MICs
 
*Antimicrobial Sensitivity Patterns of E. Coli - Report
 
*WHO/OIE Antimicrobial Alert: Antimicrobials for Human Use
 

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ENTERIC DISEASES AND THERAPY
 
    *Intestinal Spirochaetes in PoultryOctober 2016
         Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Animals and Humans
          6th-7th October 2016, Hannover, Germany.

     
    *Effect of Tiamulin on Brachyspira Species with High MICs in Layers2013
         [Paper presented at World Veterinary Poultry Conference, Nantes, France, 19-23rd August]
     
    *Industry TrendsMedication, Vaccination, Health Management Strategies in Layer & Breeder Flocks
         [Paper presented at Novartis’s International Poultry Health Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2012]
     
    *Brachyspira – is it Spiralling out of Control?: 2010  [Reproduced by courtesy of "Pig & Poultry Vet"]
     
    *Egg Production Drops from Brachyspira Infections: 2010 (slow download:: 4 Mb)
         [Reproduced by courtesy of "World Poultry"]
     
    *Survey of Flocks in Great Britain for Brachyspira Species + Effect on Production:
        Spiroconference 2009
         [Paper presented at "5th International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Animals and Humans"
         Leon Spain 8-10th June 2009]

     
    *Tiamulin Treatment of a field case of Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis
         Caused by Brachyspira pilosicoli
    2009
        [Reproduced by Courtesy of "Avian Pathology"]
     
    *Good Hygiene Routine can Lessen Disease Outbreaks2008
        [Published in Poultry World August 2008]
     
    *Layers and Intestinal Spirochaetosis2008
        [Reproduced by Courtesy of International Poultry Production]
     
    *Brachyspira intermedia in Layers - Tiamulin Treatment WVPA 2007
     
    *Controlling Brachyspiras in Layers2007
     
    *Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis - United Kingdom Experiences2007
     
    *Brachyspira Species Isolated From UK Poultry Samples2007
     
    *Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis in Layers - Spirochaete Survival2007
     
    *Return of an Old Foe - Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis Re-emerges2006
     
    *Avian Intestinal SpirochaetosisFindings in UK Layers
     
    *Treatment of a Field Case of Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis with TiamulinAbstract
     
    *Layers - Flock Production ProblemsSpirochaetosis (.PDF file)
       [Courtesy of "Ranger" (2006) the British Free Range Egg Producers Association magazine]
     
    *Treatment of Intestinal Spirochaetosis - WVPA Congress 2005: Overview (360kb) Detail (2.1 Mb)
     
    *Avian Intestinal SpirochaetosisClearing the Confusion
     

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RESPIRATORY DISEASES AND THERAPY
 
    *Dose Optimization of Tiamulin (Denagard®) for the Metaphylaxis & Treatment of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections in ChickensJune 2017
     
    *Control of Mycoplasma Species in 'High Risk' Broiler-Breeder Farms with Tiamulin2013
         [Paper presented at World Veterinary Poultry Conference, Nantes, France, 19-23rd August]
     
    *Industry TrendsMedication, Vaccination, Health Management Strategies in Layer & Breeder Flocks
         [Paper presented at Novartis’s International Poultry Health Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2012]
     
    *Veterinary Medicines in Game BirdsFeb. 2011 (.PDF 4.5Mb) [Reproduced courtesy of "Modern Gamekeeping"]
     
    *Treating and Controlling Mycoplasma Infections in Turkeys2010
         [Courtesy of "World Poultry"]
     
    *Review: Antibiotic Activity against Mycoplasma
        & Prevention of Vertical Transmission in Breeder Layers
    2009
        [Presented at XXI Congreso Latinamericano de Avicultura, Havana, Cuba 6-9th October 2009]
     
    *Prevention of Mycoplasma Gallisepticum with Tiamulin & ChlortetracyclineResearch
     
    *Evaluation of Tiamulin in Prevention of Mycoplasma gallisepticum InfectionChickens
     
    *M. Gallisepticum Infection in Chickens - Prevention & TreatmentTiamulin
     
    *Antimicrobials for CRD M.Gallisepticum & E.coli : Broiler breeders & broilers
     
    *Mycoplasma Infections in Turkeys: Treatment & Control
     

 

OTHER POULTRY HEALTH TOPICS
 
Laying Hen Mortality by System – a Welfare Guide?

Not all free-range flocks are bad. All systems, if they are well managed and remain disease free, can have low mortality. However, those systems that have outdoor access have additional management difficulties which makes the responsibilities of management even greater and more necessary, if they truly want to be considered more "welfare friendly"

Read full article published December 2012
    *Treatment of Egg Apex Abnormalities (EAA) due to Mycoplasma Synoviae, with Denagard® & Tylan® in the FieldJune 2017
     
    *Industry TrendsPoultry Meat & Eggs - Consumption & Production
         [Paper presented at Novartis’s International Poultry Health Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2012]
     
    *Veterinary Medicines in Game BirdsFeb. 2011 (.PDF 4.5Mb) [Reproduced courtesy of "Modern Gamekeeping"]
     
    *Egg Drops - Not so Much a Syndrome, More a Production Failure: HTML  .PDF
         [Courtesy of "Pig and Poultry Marketing"]
     
    *WHO/OIE Antimicrobial Alert: Antimicrobials for Human Use
     
    *Avian Vibrionic Hepatitis (Avian infectious hepatitis)'spotty livers' in laying hens
     
 

 

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