The Rise of Mega Pig Farms in China

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Experts however are not convinced, Dirk Pfeiffer, chair professor at One Health at City University of Hong Kong says:

“Setting up a pig farm is not the same as setting up a factory that makes parts for iPhones since pigs are capable of transmitting infectious pathogens and amplifying their prevalence. Furthermore, the increased density of pigs and therefore increased opportunity for transmission increases the chances of mutation of these pathogens to more pathogenic variants. It is also important to ensure that antimicrobial usage for disease prevention is avoided in these units since in the case of bacteria it will increase the risk of the emergence of resistant variants.”

Period27 Mar 2023

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TitleThe Rise of Mega Pig Farms in China
DescriptionCitation in article
Media name/outletDirectIndustry - E-Magazine
PlaceUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational
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Producer/AuthorMark Andrews