More antibiotic resistant pig disease
- From: Pat Gardiner <pat.gardiner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 14:50:44 +0000
Pat's Note: There is lots of great importance here about greasy pig
disease and the probable development of antibiotic resistant forms.
Despite his awareness that publicity now causes "a storm". Dr
Friendship is very properly prepared to publish.
A punctured skin gives access to bugs otherwise merely carried
harmlessly on the skin. That makes sense. Ask any hospital!
He confirms my view that antibiotic resistant forms of pig diseases
have now spread widely from the original sites, and in my view
Pandora is out of the box and we are all running along behind events.
The initiative has passed to the diseases and beyond the scope of
positive PR. The feared "storm" might have been a mere breeze had
action and openess been practiced earlier.
The suggestion that "an industry-wide ban on antibiotic use will not
in any way resolve this problem" looks like a poor excuse for
continuing a discredited practice dangerous to human life.
Anyway extracts from an good article well worth reading in full
?"The very widespread resistance appears to have occurred recently and
has spread rapidly from herd to herd," he said.
Friendship noted that researchers did not record what drugs were used
on the farms sampled but it was noted that several of the herds were
on a no-antibiotic program.
Friendship observed that whenever antimicrobial resistance is reported
in the pig industry, it generates a media storm and accusations of
improper use of antibiotics.
"However, finding multi-drug resistant Staphylococci as the dominant
strain on farms where antibiotics are not used strongly suggests that
an industry-wide ban on antibiotic use will not in any way resolve
this problem," he said. ?
Greasy pig disease becoming more prevalent researchers find
Some suggest not clipping needle teeth might be part of the reason
Posted By John Phair
University of Guelph researcher Dr. Bob Friendship says anyone
involved in pig farming is familiar with greasy pig disease because it
has become so common...
Release and independently audit the results of testing British pigs
for MRSA and C.Diff now!
www.go-self-sufficient.com and http://animal-epidemics.blogspot.com/
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