Research paper Effects of Reducing Antimicrobial Use and Applying a Cleaning and Disinfection Program in Veal Calf Farming: Experiences from an Intervention Study to Control Livestock-Associated MRSA

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Significant Impact Group(s): AMU reduction strategies ; Biosecurity
Species targeted: Dairy;
Age: Young;
Outcome Parameter(s): decrease in MRSA prevalence
Summary: A Dutch policy was set in place in 2010 promoting a reduction of antimicrobial use (AMU) in food-producing animals. In this context, a study evaluated 2 different strategies: a. with reducing of antimicrobials and b. with reduction of antimicrobials and with a cleaning and disinfection program. These results suggest that AMU reduction might be a good strategy for reducing MRSA in veal calf farming, however the effect of the cleaning and disinfection protocol used in this study was not effective. The study indicates that the long term AMU decrease is likely to lower MRSA levels in people living and/or working in veal farms.
51 Research paper – Dorado-García – 2015 – Effects of Reducing Antimicrobial Use and Applying a Cleaning and Disinfection Program in Veal Calf Fa
Where to find the original material:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?type=printable&id=10.1371/journal.pone.0135826; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135826
Country: NL

51 Research paper – Dorado-García – 2015 – Effects of Reducing Antimicrobial Use and Applying a Cleaning and Disinfection Program in Veal Calf Fa