In 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released expanded guidelines
that, once fully implemented, will require prescriptions from a veterinarian to
obtain medically important antimicrobial livestock medications that were
previously available over-the-counter.
To help producers navigate these new changes and understand how it affects their livestock operations, WVU Extension is hosting an interactive webinar session featuring expert guests from West Virginia University and the University of California, Davis.
Prepare your questions and join us for an engaging virtual meeting about what these new guidelines mean for West Virginia producers!
Navigating New Livestock Antibiotics RegulationsTuesday, March 22, 2022
Hosted virtually via Zoom
Register for the Webinar Here
Meet the SpeakersScott Bowdridge
Associate Professor, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Scott Bowdridge is an associate professor of food animal production for the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. Bowdridge’s research interests are centered around improving small ruminant production. His basic research program is focused on identifying immune mechanisms necessary to clear helminth parasite infection using parasite-resistant St. Croix sheep as a model. To better translate this basic research in an applied setting his lab has recently acquired a flock of Texel sheep to determine differential immune response to Haemonchus contortus, demonstrate how these sheep may be used in crossbreeding systems interested in maintaining parasite resistance and the establishment of a fecal egg count EBV for the Texel breed in the US. Additionally, Dr. Bowdridge works with a team of faculty across the Davis College to evaluate grazing practices that will reduce the impact of gastrointestinal parasitism of grazing livestock.
Sheep and Goat Veterinary Medicine Extension Specialist, University of California
Dr. Rosie Busch is the Sheep and Goat Extension Veterinarian with UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from UC Davis, joined a rural mixed animal practice in Hollister, CA before returning to UC Davis to complete a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine focusing on livestock. She has years of practical experience working in the Livestock Medicine & Surgery service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, teaching students and residents. Dr. Busch then went to work for the California Department of Food and Agriculture with a team of scientists developing evidence-based resources for veterinarians and livestock owners on antimicrobial stewardship. As extension veterinarian she is currently collaborating on a number of studies looking at practical approaches to improve youngstock survival and maternal health and longevity.