Restricted use of antibiotics in organic pig farming

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Abstract

Can the restricted use of antibiotics in organic pig farming be documented to provide a safer, high quality meat product with less antibiotic resistant bacteria? The project SafeOrganic aims to document that the restricted use of antimicrobials in organic pig production leads to lower levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria compared with the level in conventional pigs. However, the project will also address the risk of losing this quality parameter, due to a widespread practice of slaughtering organic pigs together with conventional pigs, implying a risk of cross-contamination.
Original languageEnglish
JournalICROFS News
Volume2013
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)11-11
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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