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Dr. Randy Prather - The Use of Transgenic Pigs in PRRSV Research


The Use of Transgenic Pigs in PRRSV Research - Dr. Randy Prather, University of Missouri, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Dick Hesse - Porcine Deltacoronavirus - Koch's Postulates Fulfilled


Porcine Deltacoronavirus - Koch's Postulates Fulfilled - Dr. Dick Hesse, Kansas State University, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Jack Dekkers - Genetics of Host Response to PRRS


Genetics of Host Response to PRRS - Dr. Jack Dekkers, Iowa State University, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Jay Calvert - Reverse Genetics: 101 Uses for PRRSV Infectious cDNA Clones


Reverse Genetics: 101 Uses for PRRSV Infectious cDNA Clones - Dr. Jay Calvert, Zoetis, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Antibiotic Resistance is Global

International Activities in Antimicrobial ResistanceBuilding Global Solutions Dr. Tom Chiller, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opens his presentation with a quote from Dr. Tom Friedan, CDC Director, that brings focus to antimicrobial resistance: “We are all connected by the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.” Dr. Chiller emphasizes that antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and needs global solutions. These solutions need continual communication, consistent monitoring and reporting, and response teams to take action.

Thoughts on Antibiotics In Other Animals

Companion Animal Antimicrobial StewardshipCompanion Animals Use Antibiotics Too Dr. Jeff Bender, Chair for the AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in companion Animal Practice, provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance in companion animals and what kinds of stewardship approaches are being implemented. Dr. Bender suggests that clinicians need to be aware and encourage good antimicrobial stewardship practices.

What Is The FDA Antibiotics Strategy?

Dr. William Flynn - FDA Antibiotics StrategyStrategy Involves Collaboration Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, provides an update on the US FDA's strategy on the use of important antibiotics in food producing animals and its effect on FDA Guidance #213. Dr. Flynn mentions that all uses of antibiotics are contributing to resistance issues and that any conversation and solution set must take this wide use into consideration. Collaborative approaches are going be much more effective if everyone is at the table and working in the same direction.

Data Key To Understanding Antibiotic Resistance

Gathering Antimicrobial Use Data in AnimalsData Analysis Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, highlights the issues of data collection on antimicrobial resistance and drug stewardship programs. Dr. Flynn shares how the National Institute of Biological and Mathematical Synthesis (NIMBioS) is helping model and analyze approaches to antimicrobial use and resistance. Dr. Flynn says collecting additional information to link shifts in on-farm antimicrobial use practices with antimicrobial resistance data is a high priority.

Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis - Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship in the Pediatric Outpatient Setting


Stewardship Programs In Out Patient Settings - Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology of the University of Pennsylvania, from the 2014 NIAA Symposium on Antibiotics Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship, November 12-14, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Dr. Robert Tauxe - Antimicrobial Resistance and The Human-Animal Interface: The Public Health Concerns


Antimicrobial Resistance and The Human-Animal Interface: The Public Health Concerns - Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from the 2014 NIAA Symposium on Antibiotics Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship, November 12-14, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.