Food System Biosecurity Featured, Species by Species
Each year, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture chooses a theme for its Annual Conference from the most important and trending topics impacting species across the animal agriculture industry. The 2016 theme "From Farm to Table – Food System Biosecurity for Animal Agriculture" focused on identifying risks, challenges and solutions of animal disease epidemics at a time when both the swine and poultry industries are still recovering from much-publicized and economically damaging disease outbreaks. See Conference Speakers, Agenda HERE.
ARPAS Approved 13 CEUs for Annual Conference, 6 CEUs for BVD Forum
Steven L. Solomon, MD, FACP, FIDSA
More than one hundred years ago, Dr. Paul Ehrlich coined the term “magic bullet” to describe a highly targeted chemical treatment that could eradicate an infection. Intravenous penicillin, first used clinically in 1941, established antibiotics as the foundation for modern medicine. Cancer treatment, transplants, renal dialysis, and virtually the entire armamentarium of life-saving treatments are dependent on the ability to treat infections with antibiotics.
Today, however, medical practitioners, scientists, government officials, and private sector industries are all dealing with the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the potential emergence of a post-antibiotic era—a period of untreatable bacterial infections not seen since the early 20th Century.1 In addressing antibiotic resistance, we need to accept that no magic bullet—no single targeted intervention or strategy—exists that will effectively prevent and control AMR.
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