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PoultryCast update for April 27, 2012, Traceability Systems and Antibiotics

Is there a movement for antimicrobial clawback? How about animal welfare warfare? How do you track the legislation/regulation environment when on the one hand we're losing access to products that help maintain a safe food supply and healthy animals, and on the other hand we see our ability to manage animal housing being usurped by Washington? It's more than a bit frustrating as Gary Baise pointed out in the last email update [audio].

Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Scientific Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), shares a glimpse of this new world in her comments before the poultry committee at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture program in Denver. She's also featured in the AVMA series Chew On This [audio], plus she presented before the NIAA antibiotic group in March 2012 [video].

Free Range Grouse Or Classical Chicken

Gonzo entertains us with his hen octet. You have to laugh when an ag issue like animal welfare makes it to the Muppets:)

Dr. Christine Hoang - Veterinarian’s Oversight of Antimicrobials


Veterinarian’s Oversight of Antimicrobials - Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Ag Supply Chain and Regulation Impacts

Dr. Anderson slices and dices regulations and offers his view on what the costs of excess regulation do to the agriculture supply chain.

Gene Gregory - National Hen Housing Standards with UEP and HSUS


United Egg Producers (UEP) and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Jointly Seeking Federal Legislation for National Hen Housing Standards - Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.