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Restricted use of antibiotics in organic pig farming

Aabo, Søren and Jensen, Annette Nygaard (2013) Restricted use of antibiotics in organic pig farming. ICROFS News, March 2013, 1, p. 11.

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Summary

Can the restricted use of antibiotics in organic pig farming be documented to provide a safer, high quality meat product with less antibiotic resistant bacteria?
The project SafeOrganic aims to document that the restricted use of antimicrobials in organic pig production leads to lower levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria compared with the level in conventional pigs. However, the project will also address the risk of losing this quality parameter, due to a widespread practice of slaughtering organic pigs together with conventional pigs,implying a risk of cross-contamination.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:antimicrobial resistance, organic conventional pigs, cross-contamination, food safety
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Denmark > DTU - Technical University of Denmark
European Union > CORE Organic II > SafeOrganic
European Union > CORE Organic II
FP7 Grant Agreement Number:249667
ISBN:978-975-561-423-6
Deposited By: Jensen, Ms Annette Nygaard
ID Code:22541
Deposited On:11 Apr 2013 06:19
Last Modified:11 Apr 2013 06:20
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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