Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Dr. Margaret Riley on the Reality of Antimicrobials- When Antibiotics are Used, Resistance is Being Selected

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:02:14 CDT

Dr. Margaret Riley on the Reality of Antimicrobials- When Antibiotics are Used, Resistance is Being Selected


At the recent Bayer Agvocacy gathering in New Orleans, Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with one of the leading experts in the world of antibiotic resistance, Dr. Margaret Riley. After receiving her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1991, Dr. Riley joined the faculty at Yale University, where she remained for 15 years while developing an internationally renowned research program in antimicrobial drug discovery. Today, she is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst.


In 2009 Dr. Riley co-founded a biopharmaceutical company, Bacteriotix LLC. That same year she co-founded the Institute for Drug Resistance, whose mission is to facilitate novel, multidisciplinary approaches to addressing the challenge of drug resistance. In her presentation at the Bayer Agvocacy Event, she told participants that it is wrong to point fingers at animal agriculture for causing antibiotic resistance without also pointing fingers at the human side of the equation as well.


She explained her logic in making that statement to Hays- and part one of their conversation is featured in today's Beef Buzz.


Dr. Riley says "the reason that antibiotic resistance is increasing is because whenever...whoever uses antibiotics are selecting for resistance. Now the resistance already exists in nature- it's been around for billions of years. As we consume tons of antibiotics in agriculure, in human health, in aquaculture- we are selecting for those resistant strains and they're not going to disappear."


She tells Hays that we have to acknowledge that reality and then "figure out where to go from here."


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   
    

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Dr. Margaret Riley of UMass-Amherst on Antibiotic Resistance
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • American Farmland Trust, Edelen Renewables and Arcadia Announce Partnership to Combat Climate Change by Advancing Smart SolarSM  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:02:23 CDT
  • U.S. Red Meat Industry Commemorates 45 Years in Japan  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:15:07 CDT
  • SHI to Advance Soil Health Training and Research in More Than 35 States as an Implementing Partner in Five USDA Climate-Smart Commodity Grants  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:36:28 CDT
  • Rural Economic Outlook Conference to Address Supply Chain Challenges  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:31:15 CDT
  • Biden-Harris Administration Makes $500 Million Available to Increase Innovative American-Made Fertilizer Production  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:26:16 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Believes Strong Incentives Coming for Cattle Producers Once We See Drought's End  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:45:17 CDT
  • Managing for Optimum Body Condition Scores with OSU's Mark Johnson  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:05:11 CDT
  • Oklahoma Farm Bureau Recognizes Lankford as a "Friend of Farm Bureau  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:01:05 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.