Antimicrobial resistance in swine production.

Large amounts of antimicrobial agents are still being used in modern swine production in many countries around the world. This facilitates the emergence and development of antimicrobial resistance. Bacteria causing infections in swine have in several cases acquired resistance to a number of the agents most commonly used for treatment, making it difficult to predict the efficacy of different antimicrobial agents without prior susceptibility testing. This review gives an overview of recent susceptibility data from different parts of the world and discusses the importance of the development of resistance not only in the treatment of infections in swine but also taking into account the human health implications of antimicrobial resistance.
AuthorsFrank M Aarestrup, C Oliver Duran, David G S Burch
JournalAnimal health research reviews / Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (Anim Health Res Rev) Vol. 9 Issue 2 Pg. 135-48 (Dec 2008) ISSN: 1466-2523 [Print] England
PMID18983723 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Review)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Animal Husbandry (methods)
  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents (administration & dosage, adverse effects, therapeutic use)
  • Colony Count, Microbial (veterinary)
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Humans
  • Meat (analysis, microbiology)
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests (veterinary)
  • Swine (growth & development)
  • Swine Diseases (drug therapy, prevention & control)

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