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Mare Lowenstein: It exposes my daughter to a risk that she shouldn’t be exposed to. She should be able to eat her food without fear.

Narration: At the heart cheap moncler coats of the story is this drug. It’s called Ceftiofur. In cattle, it’s used in individual cases to treat severe illnesses like pneumonia, or bacterial lameness.

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Narration: Ceftiofur isn’t used in humans. The trouble is, it’s part of a family of very powerful antibiotics that are. They’re known as the 3rd generation cephalosporins. And that’s what worries Mare. Her daughter Ruby is one of the roughly 50,000 Australians allergic to cephalosporins. Exposure would probably cause a rash, but there’s a chance of much worse.

Mare Lowenstein: The worst possible reaction is anaphylactic shock. So she would need to be rushed to hospital cheap moncler and she’d be in intensive care and you know there would be a possibility moncler outlet online of moncler sale outlet death.

moncler outlet online Narration: So when Mare learned that residues of Ceftiofur were now allowed at up to 2mg/kg in beef products, she was stunned. Did this mean eating beef could trigger an allergic moncler outlet reaction? moncler outlet online

moncler outlet sale Mare Lowenstein: I’s a bit like Russian Roulette. You go to the butcher, you look at the meat. Which one’s got the ceftiofur residue in it and which one doesn’t? moncler outlet sale

Narration: Worried, Mare contacted an allergy specialist immunologist Dr Connie Katelaris. he treats people with allergies to antibiotics. And she was taken aback to hear of the Ceftiofur decision, especially when many of her patients have cephalosporin allergies.

Dr Connie Katelaris I suppose I’m angry at the lack of information and what I see is a lack of consultation with people in my specialty.

moncler outlet Narration: What moncler outlet sale concerns Connie now is that the Ceftiofur levels allowed for beef are almost 10 times those for penicillin, even though tiny amounts can trigger an allergy. moncler outlet

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cheap moncler outlet Narration: But moncler sale Dr Tim Dyke of the APVMA, which regulates Ceftiofur, argues these fears are an over reaction. cheap moncler outlet

Dr Tim Dyke: Look, we’re confident that it is safe . There have been no reports that we’re aware of overseas of allergy troubles as a result of eating ceftiofur residues in meat.

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moncler sale outlet Narration: The APVMA believes they have science on their side. A laboratory study of sensitised guinea pigs, and a blood test of moncler mens jackets 30 penicillin allergic human subjects, showed no reaction to Ceftiofur. Based on these internationally recognised tests, the risk of a severe allergic reaction was estimated at one in 170 million. moncler sale outlet

moncler outlet jackets Dr Tim Dyke: The risk is minimal. very, very minimal of Ceftiofur allergies being developed in people that eat meat. moncler outlet jackets

Narration: But the figures change for those who are already allergic to buy moncler jackets cephalosporins. The APVMA’s own figures showed the blood of one in four cephalosporin allergic people reacted to Ceftiofur. That doesn’t mean the reaction would be severe, but Peter Collignon, a known campaigner against antibiotics in food, says moncler outlet store there’s only one way to be sure.

cheap moncler Dr Peter Collignon: If industry really believed this was safe from an allergic point of view why don’t they get a hundred people who have got penicillin or allergies and feed them three milligrams per day of this particular drug in food and preferably not tell them it’s there. If you put that up as an experiment you would be kicked out by an Ethics committee. cheap moncler

cheap moncler coats Narration: But for Collignon, the Ceftiofur decision raises a much bigger gamble. cheap moncler coats

Dr Peter Collignon: We could lose our last line of defence against infection.

Narration: What Collignon fears is the overuse of Ceftiofur in animals could create resistance to some of the most important antibiotics in the medical arsenal.

moncler outlet store Dr Peter Collignon: If you become resistant to a third generation cephalosporin you’re also resistant to penicillin, all the first generation cephalosporins, all the second generation cephalosporins and all the third generation cephalosporins. It means the whole beta lactam class of antibiotics, penicillins, cephalosporins, none of them are likely to work. moncler outlet store

moncler jacket sale Narration: In the US, Ceftiofur use has been widespread for years Moncler Outlet . And there, cephalosporin resistance in humans has been reported. But many scientists say animal drugs are unfairly blamed, when over 90% of resistance comes from the overuse cheap moncler jackets of antibiotics in people moncler jacket sale.

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