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September 24, 2014



Antibiotic regulations: What these will mean to the veterinary practitioner

By Gregg Hanzlicek

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will sponsor a national continuing education conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan. The conference will focus on the key effects new FDA regulations will have on the future use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice. 

The FDA has instituted more restrictive antimicrobial-use regulations that will instantly change how the veterinary practitioner will practice in the near future. The national conference will include an expert panel of speakers including: international practitioners who have been under similar antimicrobial regulations for many years; academic pharmacologists; U.S. regulatory authorities; and various producer advocates.

While the presentations and interactive discussions will focus primarily on the impact the new antimicrobial use regulations will have on the practicing veterinarian, the conference is open to any interested individual.

The conference schedule is 

8 a.m. — Registration opens

9 a.m. — Welcome by Gary Anderson, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

9 a.m. — "Antibiotic Stewardship: What does that really mean?" by Brian Lubbers, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

10 a.m. — "Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance-Implications for the Veterinary Practitioners in Germany and other European Countries" by Siegfried Moder, featured speaker

Noon — Lunch and update from Capitol Hill: "The Beef Industry's Perspective on Washington, DC" by Kristina Butts, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

1 p.m. — "How New Antibiotic Rules Impact Cowboys" by Matt Teagarden, Kansas Livestock Association

1:30 p.m. — "FSIS - Residue Testing Methods" by David Goldman, USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service

2:30 p.m. — "Regulations and the Data Behind Them" by Mike Apley, Kansas State University

3 p.m. — "U.S. Practitioner Round Table: How the new regulations will impact their practices"

4 p.m. — Adjourn

For more information please call the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association at 785-234-0461.

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