Tag Archives: animals

CBC News: Yarmouth horse owner spreads word about little-known tick-borne disease

Nov. 5th, 2019 A Yarmouth, N.S., horse owner wants others to know about anaplasma, a tick-borne disease that her horse, Sloane, contracted before Halloween. “If you see swollen legs on your horse, it means something, do something,” said Sarah LeBlanc, Sloane’s owner. Anaplasma causes serious fevers, loss of appetite and swollen and painful limbs. If a fever is left untreated, it can lead to Continues →

United States to limit antibiotic use in food farm industry, thought to be 8 times that of human use

FDA NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: Wed. Dec. 11, 2013 Media Inquiries: Shelly Burgess, 301-796-4651, shelly.burgess@fda.hhs.gov or Juli Putnam, 240-402-0537,JuliAnn.Putnam@fda.hhs.gov Trade Press Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 240-276-9356, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA From: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm378193.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery   FDA takes significant steps to address antimicrobial resistance Agency implementing plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is implementing a plan to Continues →