Govt bans use of antibiotic Colistin in animal feed, poultry, aqua farms

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order prohibiting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food producing animals, poultry and aqua farms. Colistin is a polypeptide antibiotic from the group of polymyxins. It is predominantly used in veterinary medicine in the treatment of intestinal diseases as well… Continue reading Govt bans use of antibiotic Colistin in animal feed, poultry, aqua farms

Colistin banned in animal food industry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order prohibiting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. Activists across the country has welcomed this move as a massive victory for the movement against antimicrobial resistance.  According to experts,the recent step… Continue reading Colistin banned in animal food industry