Pigs do not become ill from MRSA, says Olov Aspevall

Random tests find MRSA in Danish and German pork in Sweden

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Pork containing MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has been detected during random checks by Sweden’s national veterinary institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska) inspectors.

An increasing number of pig farmers are carrying out their own testing

Danish pig farmers start testing their own herds as MRSA risk grows

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

More Danish pig farmers are testing their own herds after an analysis of pig herd screening tests, ordered by the ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries, found that swine-related ‘methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus’ (MRSA), is nearing epidemic...

UK MRSA debate continues

UK MRSA debate continues

By Nicholas Robinson

Soil Association policy advisor Richard Young has welcomed comments about MRSA and the use of antibiotics on farms made by vet James Marsen.


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