Thursday, 28 August 2014

Denmark on the move over pig MRSA

Ah! Now from Denmark we get clarification of conflicting reports from the highly respected, strangely named in English , Engineer. They understand the seriousness of the situation.

Britain's corrupt veterinary establishment now face a full massive criminal investigation.

Nobody in Britain will have any sympathy for greedy veterinary drug dealers killing vulnerable people.

Britain's veterinary establishment are now on the rack. Common criminals, pretending to be the elite, running amok to line their pockets.

Many are now trying to get their assets on the right side of the border.

We have bad news for them. There is not a right side. Many will face gaol and/or impoverishment. That is what you get when you lie and cheat over many years.

You rode high, now you have to understand humility, apology and reparation.

The people of Britain, who took their beloved veterinarians at their own estimation, will be astonished that they behaved so badly.

Be sure to read in full here. There are some interesting links.

Minister-about-face: Now all breeding herds tested for swine MRSA

Food Minister Dan Jørgensen recognize that it is insufficient to test two percent of the country's pig farms for MRSA. He will screen all breeding herds and put mapping modes of transmission in time.

By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen August 28, 2014 at. 14:27

All herds that breed piglets sold and passed on to farms in Denmark and abroad, must now be tested for MRSA.

The announcement came from Minister of Food Dan Jørgensen (S) at a consultation in parliament yesterday in recognition of the need for new initiatives to stop the surge in the number of Danes infected with porcine MRSA.

The country's leading experts in the MRSA bacteria and the spread of infection has long called for the Ministry of Food testing its 26 breeding herds of bacteria so as to exclude or to stop the MRSA spread in the upper stages of production.

Yet kept the minister before the launch of its five-point plan in June settled in the decision only to sample-test two percent of all pig farms in Denmark. But over the summer, new figures from the Statens Serum Institut once again shown increase in the number of Danes who become infected with the resistant swine bacterium.

It has been the Minister for Food and Health, Nick Hækkerup (S) in mind. In an open meeting Wednesday, they stated that the preparation of a new risk for pig MRSA and made real efforts are underway to identify the bacterial infection routes.

Food Minister two months old 5-point plan has met harsh criticism for focusing only on the tightening of antibiotic use on pig farms and advising farmers on thorough wash basin and changes costumes.

At the consultation stressed Dan Jørgensen, it is too early to evaluate whether the plan is adequate, since all points than not yet been implemented. However, he announced that he will ask his team of experts reconsider whether measures need to be strengthened and new ones could be added to the plan.

Also read: Internal mail shows that MRSA Action Plan is a free game
So far, one of the Ministry's main arguments for not plug directly
into sties to fight bacteria in the source proved that there is
sufficient knowledge of the bacterial infection routes.

The argument can be made that thing of the past, according to Dan Jørgensen at the conciliation also announced that he now puts research underway involving DTU and Statens Serum Institute to examine the many unknowns routes of transmission.

Projects must be according to Dan Jørgensen among others shed light on whether they are relevant to the spread of infection, the pigs are transported around at the different stages of production where pigs from different farms often confused.

There has also been a great deal of speculation as to whether the bacteria can be spread through the dust and the manure is spread on the fields. At the same time the Minister have examined whether there are differences in the prevalence of the bacterium in various forms of production.

Several researchers have previously suggested that the industrial production method provides optimal conditions for bacterial proliferation, as the animals are very close together in a closed environment.

Pig Research Centre also indicated that production as a part of the reasons why many pig farmers find it necessary to flock medicate their animals instead of treating them individually.

According to the Food Administration veterinary Per Henriksen resistant bacteria like MRSA particularly good conditions for survival and reproduction in swine herds with high antibiotic consumption.