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Phages Transducing Antibiotic Resistance Detected in Chicken Meat
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria poses a global threat to public health....
Effect of Feeding Ractopamine on Heavy Pigs
This experiment from the US confirms that ractopamine improves the performance of pigs and that aggressive handling can have negative effects on their physical, metabolic and physiological responses. The highest dose rate led to a higher incidence of...
Antibiotic Resistant Salad
Antibiotic-resistant strains of the food-poisoning microbe Listeria monocytogenes in unprocessed salad products is not quite as widespread as scientists originally suspected....
Anti-microbial Coatings with Long-term Effect for Surfaces
Hygienic conditions and sterile procedures are particularly important in food preparation and in the manufacture of packaging material, as well as in hospitals, kitchens and sanitary facilities, air conditioning and ventilation systems....
Antimicrobial Efficiency of Lauric Arginate against Campylobacter
New research from Mississippi State University reveals that lauric arginate (LAE) is effective in reducing Campylobacter jejuni counts on chicken breast fillets....
Researchers Discover Why Listeria Bacterium is So Hard to Fight
The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes....
Antibiotics in Livestock and Poultry Production
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, these Top Ten tips help to clarify some of the myths and misconceptions for everyone involved in these...
Risk-based Surveillance of Antimicrobial Residues in Pigs
Chronic pleuritis on the farm might be considered a risk indicator for use in surveillance of antibiotic residues in pig meat, according to the authors of this Danish study....
Effects of Zinc in Diets with Ractopamine on Pig Growth and Carcase Characteristics
As in previous studies, the addition of ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) improved the growth and carcass performance of finishing pigs, according to C.B. Paulk and co-authors at the 2013 Kansas Swine Day. Adding zinc to the finisher diets containing RAC...
Use of Antibiotics Declining in the European Union
Total antibiotic use in the EU is shown to be falling but much work still needed to inform the general public on their use, according to the Eurosurveillance editorial team in a 'Special Eurobarometer' report of a survey of consumers across the region....
Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
Impact of Ractopamine on Pig Carcase Traits
The use of the beta-agonist, ractopamine, was found to increase hot carcass weight in pigs increasingly during the trial period of 35 days although its beneficial effects on growth diminished after 21 days, according to a new study from the US....
Effects of Ractopamine Feeding to Pigs on Low-sodium Ham Characteristics
Research at Iowa State University has revealed that although a low-sodium curing solution made hams paler and gave them a less intense flavour, this is an effective way to reduce sodium content without significant detrimental processing or sensory effects....
From Competitive Exclusion to Competitive Advantage
In the battle to manage bacterial enteric disease in broiler operations, producers in the UK have a range of options at their disposal, says MSD Animal Health in the UK. ...
Adding Antibiotics to Animal Feed a Risk to Human Health?
As fears rise over resistance, some countries have banned the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed....
 
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