Partial Antimicrobial Drug Ban in Place


The following article is from the NAFB News Service:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the order of prohibition of cephalosporins is now effective. The order – which prohibits certain uses of the cephalosporin class of antimicrobial drugs in cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys – was published on January 6th.  After reviewing all comments submitted during the comment period that closed on March 6th – the FDA determined that the order of prohibition should go into effect on April 5th without revision.

In the order – FDA is prohibiting unapproved uses of cephalosporins – including unapproved dose levels, frequencies, durations or routes of administration; use in unapproved species; and use for disease prevention.

The FDA says this action is aimed at preserving the effectiveness of these drugs for treating disease in humans – reducing the risk of cephalosporin resistance in certain bacterial pathogens.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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