486 – Unweaving tangled mortality and antibiotic consumption data to detect disease outbreaks – Peaks growths and foresight in swine production (Research paper – Adewole – 2016)Click here for resource
486 Research paper
Unweaving tangled mortality and antibiotic consumption data to detect disease outbreaks – Peaks, growths, and foresight in swine production by Lopes Antunes, A.C., Jensen, V.F., and D. Jensen 2019 PLoS One 14: e0223250
In Significant Impact Groups: Other
Species targeted: Pigs;
Age: Not stated;
Monitoring systems are essential for detecting changes in disease status in a timely and effective manner. This is of paramount importance to reduce the impact of outbreaks and to avoid trade restrictions. The ability to detect changes in disease occurrence depends to a large extent upon the choice of data source. The increasing availability of electronic records collected actively or passively enables the targeting of specific groups and the monitoring and prediction of specific events. Monitoring changes in mortality data and antibiotic consumption showed changes at herd level prior to and in the same month as confirmation from diagnostic tests. These results also show a potential value for using these data streams as part of surveillance strategies.
Where to find the original material: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6785175/pdf/pone.0223250.pdf; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223250