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Anim Biotechnol. 2006;17(2):147-56.

Antimicrobial resistance in Scandinavia after ban of antimicrobial growth promoters.

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National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

Abstract

The banned use of antimicrobial growth promoters resulted in a considerably decreased use of antimicrobials in food animal production in Sweden (65%), Denmark (47%), Norway (40%) and Finland (27%). The current prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in animal bacterial populations is also considerably lower than in some other countries in the EU. In the swine production, no or limited effect was found in the finisher production (>25 to 30 kg). Temporary negative effects occurred during the post weaning period (7-30 kg). In Denmark, the cost of production from birth to slaughter per pig produced increased by approximately 1.0 euro with a high variability between pig producers. In the broiler production the termination had no significant negative effect on animal health and welfare or on production economy.

PMID:
17127526
DOI:
10.1080/10495390600956920
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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