Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Antibiotic Resistance found near pig farms in China

According to Pig Progress today

Soil near Chinese pig farms is a  major reservoir of antibiotic-resistance genes

Researchers have demonstrated how routine antibiotic use at Chinese pig farms may have increased levels of tetracycline resistance in soil bacteria from nearby farmlands.

" The study, which is the first of its kind in China, clearly demonstrates that soils contaminated from animal farms "are major reservoirs of antibiotic-resistance genes in the environment," says Xiangdong Li, environmental engineer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University."

Does anyone think it is any better near British pig farms?
The situation in Britain will be another state secret protecting organised veterinary crime.

We know there are admitted problems near US farms too.

The Chinese are to be complimented on telling the world.