NPPC veterinarian nominated for antibiotic resistance council

NPPC veterinarian nominated for antibiotic resistance council

The chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council has been nominated to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

Dr. Liz Wagstrom currently serves on the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. She has a long history of working at the interface of animal and public health and led the initial development of the U.S. pork industry’s programs on responsible use of antibiotics.

Wagstrom has served as an industry consultant to the Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance as well as an advisory board member to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Get Smart on the Farm initiative.

The council will work to implement a research-driven national action plan to identify and coordinate efforts from various federal agencies to prevent and control outbreaks of resistant pathogens.