Consumer awareness of antimicrobial resistance and demands for pork meat produced without the use of antibiotics is increasing worldwide and is expected to do so for years ahead, so called ABF (AntiBiotic-free) pigs.
This project is one out of five projects under one overlying project in cooperation with Danish Crown and SEGES. The overlying project addresses major challenges of producing pigs without using antibiotics. The entire project encompasses important development issues, notably the development of the concept and brand of producing pigs without using antibiotics, and ensuring the need for more intensive health management and control on farms to avoid the need of treatment.
In this study, we focus on the antibiotic effect on the pig microbiome and resistome. ABF farms are allowed to treat the sows with antibiotics and the pigs for slaughter will be sold as conventional pigs if they are treated. This provides us with a real life functioning farm with both cases and controls to the effect of antibiotics.
|20 Jun 2018 → 21 Jun 2018
|Animal Microbiome Congress Europe 2018
|Degree of Recognition
- Antibiotic resistance
- Pig farming
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