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Poultry keepers publicise MRSE in pigs - M-R-S-A Spells an End to Livestock Antibiotics
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Old Codger
2008-01-21 19:45:35 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:39:47 -0000, "Pat Gardiner"
Pat's Note: I apologise for missing this article which is now over a month
ago. That British poultry people should be so alert over porcine MRSA was
unexpected, but suppose they have less incentive to deny its existence.
Incidentally, I don't endorse some of the conclusions here either, but the
existence of MRSA in pig herds is undeniable, as is the fact that Defra has
not looked for any in British pigs.
They were quite happy to continue breeding stock exports worldwide with
health certificates despite having a PMWS epidemic which was being treated
by massive does of antibiotics
That is, of course, criminal negligence leading to manslaughter. They will
claim Crown Immunity, which is why it is so important that immunity is
removed by parliament.
With the Americans on their tails, there will be no chance of immunity,
crown or otherwise. They will take the SVS apart. Are you catching up with
me ;o)))
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/13585/mrsa-spells-an-end-to-livestock-antibiotics
Thursday, December 13, 2007
M-R-S-A Spells an End to Livestock Antibiotics
US - The increasing incidence of a scary antibiotic-resistant bacterial
infection and new international evidence tying it to livestock provide two
more good reasons why the United States needs to apply the brakes to routine
use of antibiotics in animal feed
Legislation is pending in Congress that would require livestock producers to
phase out the use in feed of antibiotics that are also important in human
medicine. More than 350 health and agriculture groups, including the
American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, have
endorsed the legislation. It should be passed.
And while they're at it, the Senate and House also should require federal
regulators to develop a system to start tracking the incidence of the
deadly, antibiotic-resistant staph infection methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, wherever it turns up. It has infected
sick people in hospitals and nursing homes for a number of years but is now
turning up in otherwise healthy individuals with deadly results. A recent
federal study said MRSA has killed 18,650 people in the U.S. and seriously
sickened tens of thousands of others.
Last month, Canadian researchers found two strains of the super bug in pigs
and pig farmers in Ontario, the first time MRSA has been reported in animals
in North America. The scientists involved were quick to point out that it's
still safe to eat Canadian pork products since cooking typically kills the
bacteria. But the finding does suggest that pig farms could be the source of
the staph infections.
Meanwhile, a study of infectious disease in the Netherlands has linked a new
strain of MRSA to more than 20% of all human MRSA infections in that
country, many of them in pig or cattle farmers. MRSA was once found only in
pigs in the Netherlands.
Just to be clear, researchers have not yet proved that indiscriminate use of
antibiotics caused the MRSA in Canadian pigs. But since pig farmers in both
Canada and the U.S. have routinely used antibiotics in feed for healthy
animals to promote growth and to prevent disease, there is reason to be
concerned. Antibiotics should be reserved for animals that are sick or that
may be at greater risk. The legislation in Congress would not ban the use of
antibiotics in those cases.
A number of livestock producers in the U.S. have seen the light and begun
cutting back heavily on antibiotics. In July, Tyson Foods, to its credit,
announced it would no longer use antibiotics to raise chickens sold as fresh
in stores.
It's time for Congress to make this federal policy and to require federal
regulators and health officials to start tracking MRSA.
I agree, and all the other dangerous diseases in the farming industry
that are being covered up.
Old Codger
2008-01-21 19:55:29 UTC
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Old Codger wrote:

No he didn't. It was that Pete, the nym shifting attention seeking troll.
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