484 – A randomized controlled trial to evaluate performance of pigs raised in antibiotic-free or conventional production systems following challenge with PRRSV (Research paper – Dee – 2018)Click here for resource
484 Research paper
A randomized controlled trial to evaluate performance of pigs raised in antibiotic-free or conventional production systems following challenge with porcine reproductive and respiratory by Dee, S., Guzman, J.E., Hanson, D., Garbes, N., Morrison, R., Amodie, D., and L. G. Pantoja 2018 PLoS One 13: e0208430
In Significant Impact Groups: AMU reduction strategies \ Pathogen management
Species targeted: Pigs;
There is growing advocacy for antibiotic-free (ABF) livestock production to minimize the emergence of antibiotic-resistant food-borne pathogens and subsequent human exposure to these treatment-refractory organisms. This trend has been driven by the escalating presence of antibiotic resistance, including multi-drug resistance, among a variety of important bacterial pathogens that infect both animals and humans. In food-animal settings, resistant pathogens include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), multi-drug resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella, ciprofloxacin-resistant Campylobacter spp, multi-drug resistant E. coli, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Under the conditions of this study, these results indicate that in a PRRSV-endemic setting involving bacterial co-infections, an ABF production strategy may leave pigs at considerable risk of exposure to severe clinical disease and that judicious use of antibiotics can significantly improve animal health.
Where to find the original material: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6283559/pdf/pone.0208430.pdf; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208430