Out-Patient Antibiotic Resistance Dr. Lauri Hicks, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Medical Epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch; Medical Director, Get smart: Know When Antibiotic Work Program; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shares the Get Smart Program - Know When Antibiotics Work. This marketing and communication program is to help providers and patients by: Promoting provider adherence to appropriate prescribing guidelines; Decreasing demand for antibiotics among healthy adults and parents of young children; and Increasing adherence to prescribed antibiotics. Take aways: Messages need to be tailored to specific groups and changing behavior and culture takes time [video].
Farm Foundation Result Highlights Dr. Larry Granger, Antimicrobial Resistance Program; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services; U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), describes the USDA antimicrobial resistance strategy from conversations of round tables through the Farm Foundation Public Meetings. Dr. Granger looks at the USDA surveillance, data collection, and analysis action being taken and how it coordinates with the US FDA guidelines. Some of his take aways: There will be some impacts to minor species; veterinarians are concerned about compliance and liability; and measurement of success is a major issue [video].
Actions and Recommendations on Antibiotics Dr. Chase Crawford, Director, Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges; Association of Public & Land-grant Universities, talks about what agriculture's role is in addressing antibiotic resistance. Key is partnering with the human health initiatives and seek to continue to protect animal health. Dr. Crawford brings a perspective from key task force members, like the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) [video].
CDC’s Overall Effort on Antibiotics, FY 2015 Requested Funding and CARB Program Dr. Beth Bell, Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), talks about the overall efforts and work of the CDCs work on antibiotic resistance. Dr.Bell shares the federal government level view of combating antibiotic resistant bacteria. She leads in with an overview of the disease burden, risks to US citizens, and the economic impacts. Dr. Bell points out how communication plays a part in helping the efforts of awareness and action [video].
Changing The Pig Living Spaces Dr. Chris Rademacher, ISU Swine Extension Veterinarian, gives a practical talk on group sow housing, based on his experiences in transitioning to group housing at Smithfield. He provides info on considerations of the physical space re-construction and how the human and pig work flow changes.