Zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in ‘animal-friendly’ pig production systems in Switzerland

dc.contributor.author Ledergerber, U.
dc.contributor.author Regula, G.
dc.contributor.author Danuser, J.
dc.contributor.author Bissig, B.
dc.contributor.author Stephan, R.
dc.contributor.author Stärk, Katharina
dc.date 2018-08-13T18:48:12.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:19:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:19:46Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2003
dc.date.issued 2003-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>In a cross-sectional study, the impact of ‘animal-friendly’ housing systems on the prevalence of Salmonella species, Campylobacter species, and Yersinia enterocolitica in finishing pigs and pork was investigated. Furthermore, antimicrobial resistance patterns of isolated campylobacter strains were analysed. In faecal samples of two out of 88 fattening pig farms salmonellae were isolated. All 865 samples of pork were found to be negative. Campylobacter was isolated on 98.9 % of the farms but only from 0.2 % of the pork samples. Yersiniae were found in samples of 63.3 % of the farms and in 15.4 % of pork samples. For all three bacteria, there was no statistically significant difference in the prevalence between conventional and ‘animal-friendly’ housing systems. In ‘animal-friendly’ farms, antimicrobial resistance of campylobacter isolates to fluoroquinolones and streptomycin was significantly less frequent than in conventional farms. Furthermore, fewer isolates had resistance to three or more antimicrobials in ‘animal-friendly’ farms.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1291
dc.identifier.contextkey 6021602
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-478
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/83632
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dc.subject.disciplines Animal Diseases
dc.subject.disciplines Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
dc.subject.disciplines Epidemiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
dc.title Zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in ‘animal-friendly’ pig production systems in Switzerland
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