Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Webinar on Antiparasitic Resistance

Emerging resistance to dewormers among internal parasites is a global problem in sheep, goats and other livestock that is now beginning to affect cattle production in North America. Scientists believe though, that the industry can limit the development and impact of resistant parasites through changes in management and control strategies.

Toward that goal, the FDA and American Veterinary Medical Association will present a webinar titled “Resisting Resistance: FDA’s Antiparasitic Resistance Management Strategy,” on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 11am to 12pm EST (10-11am CDT). The one-hour webinar is free of charge and open to the public.  It will focus on antiparasitic resistance in U.S. grazing livestock, FDA’s response to this animal health threat, and the current science related to slowing down further development of resistance.

To help combat this emerging problem, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) started the Antiparasitic Resistance Management Strategy (ARMS), which promotes sustainable use of approved antiparasitic drugs in grazing animals.  Last year, CVM outlined its strategy in a publication titled “Antiparasitic Resistance in Cattle and Small Ruminants in the United States: How to Detect it and What to do about it.”


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