Antibiotics for humans and antibiotics for animals: How do we keep them safe and effective for both, and what is the relationship between the two? This urgent issue will be examined by former Undersecretary of Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Richard Raymond, at Iowa Swine Day in Ames, Iowa, June 26.
Numbers tell the story, according to Raymond, who brings a scientist’s perspective and a federal agency executive’s know-how to this topic. He notes, "The presentation on antibiotic use in animals raised for food will try and separate perception from reality by looking closely at the numbers. The goal is an educated audience that can engage in the constructive discussions that are needed to preserve the integrity and effectiveness of antibiotics in both human medicine and animal medicine.”
Animal welfare, the PED epidemic, and other compelling challenges facing the farm community, the pork industry, animal science and the consuming public will also be explored with common sense, uncommon depth, scientific scrutiny and national and international expertise at the third Iowa Swine Day.
Facts at a glance:
What: Iowa Swine Day
When: June 26, 2014, 8-5:15
Where: Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
(plenty of free parking adjacent to building)
Speakers: Richard Raymond, former Undersecretary of Food Safety in Washington, D.C.; Justin Ransom, national director of quality for McDonald’s; and distinguished regional leaders in swine research, economics, veterinary medicine, production, animal welfare and the marketplace.
Attendees: Open to all, of particular interest to Iowa and regional farm owners and operators, technicians, suppliers, extension personnel, researchers, genetics and pharmaceutical professionals, and students
Further information: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/
Source: Iowa State University