Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity

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Author(s)

  • Marijke Verhegghe
  • Florence Crombé
  • Ingrid De Man
  • Freddy Haesebrouck
  • Marc Heyndrickx
  • Geertrui Rasschaert

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-318
Journal / PublicationJournal of Swine Health and Production
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Washing sows (n = 12 per herd) on four Belgian pig farms positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) had no significant effect on MRSA status of the sow's skin (P = .32) or nares (P = 1.00). In 64% of cases, the same strain was detected before and after washing.

Research Area(s)

  • Animal husbandry, Hygienic measures, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Sow, Swine

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Citation Format(s)

Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity. / Verhegghe, Marijke; Crombé, Florence; De Man, Ingrid et al.
In: Journal of Swine Health and Production, Vol. 21, No. 6, 11.2013, p. 313-318.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review