An electronic newsletter
highlighting veterinary issues for
October 21, 2004 Volume II, Number 14
In This Issue
· ISVMA Spay/Neuter Survey
· Dr. Donald Uhlir (1951-2004)
· Animal Antibiotic Use Still Falling
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Dr. Donald Uhlir (1951-2004)
Donald George Uhlir, a longtime member of ISVMA and
partner at the
Uhlir was a 1976 graduate of the
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the memorial service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at the Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL 60152. Interment will be private for the family.
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated by the family to
the American Cancer Society, the Barn Swallow Manor of Wauconda or the
Animal Health Institute – Animal Antibiotic Use
Meanwhile, the percentage of veterinary antibiotics produced for therapeutic use, compared to health maintenance purposes, has also increased, from 83 percent in 2001 to 92 percent in 2003.
The group does not break down antibiotics prescribed per species, but does by broad class.
In 2003, members of the organization produced 20.2 million pounds of active antibacterial ingredients for use in farm and companion animals, compared to 22 million pounds in 2002.
The trade group surveys its manufacturer members annually on production figures. Production figures have decreased each year since 1999, when 24.4 million pounds were produced.
During that time, total meat production has risen from nearly 82 billion pounds to more than 85 billion pounds in 2003.