health-radio-header

Health Topics A-Z

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Z

Controlling Antibiotic Resistance

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What do you need to know about antibiotic resistance in animals and people?
Air Date: 3/3/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Christine Heaver, DVM, MPH
Dr. Christine HeaverFollowing a successful career as an analytical chemist in pharmaceutical research and development, Dr. Chris Heaver received both a doctorate in veterinary medicine and master’s of public health through the University of Minnesota’s dual degree program and became certified in public health. Dr. Heaver’s work now focuses on providing technical and scientific expertise for regulatory implementation, management, and compliance for agriculture as well as policy development, advocacy, legislative and other initiatives in key areas of public health and food safety such as antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Heaver’s professional career has been dedicated to the advancement of food safety and public health, promoting scientifically sound decisions, policies, and programs. In addition, Chris has lead multiple efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance and promote public health, animal health and well-being, through educating and collaborating with an array of groups both nationally and internationally. Dr. Heaver is regularly sought after by local, national, and international media, has testified before Congress on numerous occasions, and recently received the distinguished award of Food Safety Veterinarian of the year. Dr. Heaver’s recent work includes regulatory issues such as the elimination of over the counter animal antibiotics and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act; expert consult for litigation; and zoonotic disease outbreaks such as Ebola.

Notable Affiliations: Codex Alimentarius, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Veterinary Medical Association, US Animal Health Association, National Pork Producers Council, American Association Avian Practitioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

Controlling Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotics have been used since their discovery in the 1920s to treat infections.

Now, there is concern that the use of antibiotics is making it harder to treat infections, as the bacteria may develop resistance over time.

Overuse and misuse are likely culprits in this resistance. Viral infections aren't helped by antibiotics, but many doctors prescribe them anyway.

Antibiotics are also used on animals in our food supply. That may contribute to antibiotic resistance as well.

What do you need to know about antibiotic resistance in animals and people?

Listen in as Dr. Christine Heaver discusses antibiotic resistance, as well as ways you can help reduce the growing problem.
FREE RadioMD Newsletter:
{JFBCFan height=395 width=350 colorscheme=light href=http://www.facebook.com/YourRadioMD show_faces=1 stream=0 header=1 border_color=#C8C8C8 force_wall=0 key=rmd123}