Friday, 31 October 2014

Pigs: Bornholm Experiment and proposed Islay High Health Pig Farm.

By chance, we ran across this report, in English, on the farm on Bornholm, that seems to be the centre of Danish Crown's new Bornholm antibiotic-free pig and pork experiment.

It dates back to July 2013: before the Bornholm Experiment was established, but very much after the very similar Islay High Health Pig Farm was first proposed by the writer.

As you can see, there was once a strong connection between Britain and this particular farm.

Obviously both islands, Danish and Scottish, will be picking up on the situation.

As before, we suggest everyone reads what the writer actually proposed, rather than the storm of abuse, stalking and disinformation, designed to exclude Islay and Scotland from an important scientific experiment and the high status employment involved.

The potential human health benefits alone are massive.

Whilst Islay and Edinburgh, Bornholm and Copenhagen ponder the situation, there are many islands lying far enough from pig production, and up prevailing wind, that could offer a suitable site. That would include many off Ireland, Wales, England, and indeed even the Channel Islands.

If Islay wants the investment and the jobs, they may now need to move very quickly. Competition will be biting at their heels.

The original feature published in "Agriculture and Food" is here. Be sure to read in full.

July 2013

Special Feature: Bornholm pigs

Pig Industry Matters went on a fact-finding tour of the island of Bornholm to discover more about the Bornholm pig or 'Bornholmergris'.

It's known as the Sunshine Island and the pigs that are bred on the Danish island of Bornholm, in the middle of the Baltic Sea, would probably agree with this description - at least the pigs that are bred by Kristina and Hans Peter Sonne.

Situated in Rønne, the largest town on the island, the farm, which used to be UK Contract approved, supplies five local finishing farms with 30 kg Bornholm pigs that are subsequently sold to Danish Crown...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Denmark - How to Counteract Pig MRSA

As you can see Bornholm bubbles to the surface on Danish TV.

At least, Britain got there first with the idea of the Islay High Health Pig Farm on the Scottish island of Islay.

..."One could make Bornholm MRSA-free, and see if the island can be kept free."...                        

It does help mitigate an otherwise disgraceful performance by Britain and its corrupt vetocracy.

Not everyone in Britain was asleep, intimidated or bribed by drug dealers.

The full Jutland TV report is here.



Thursday at 30-10-14. 16:43 - Kristian Vinther Andersen

Antimicrobial consumption must be reduced, the problem of Pig MRSA must be identified and research in this area must be increased. This is the advice of experts like TV SYD has asked for advice.

ALSO READ: Antibiotics are a treat for pig MRSA

Five points to curb the spread of Swine-MRSA. In June, the Minister for Food with a vision for a solution now has TV SYD asked three of the leading experts in the field to come up with their idea of a five-point plan to solve the problem.

The first item on the experts' plan is to get the problem identified completely. 

Then, the pigs are not infected are isolated and it is necessary to examine why they are not infected.

At a consultation of Christian Borg Wednesday estimated the Food Minister that up to 70 percent of the Danish pig herd is infected by

Point three experts plan is to start small experiments designed to test whether it is possible to keep herds free of bacteria.

The last point is to lower the overall consumption of antibiotics while increasing research in this area.

ALSO READ: Up to 70 percent of pig farms have livestock-MRSA

FACTS experts' five-point plan

1. Identify the problem. How many herds are infected, and how many are free.

2. Hold the pigs free, are not infected. And start comparing and researching why the MRSA-free pigs are MRSA-free.

3. There needs to be small-scale experiments in progress, which in practice can test whether it is possible to keep MRSA-free herds. One could make Bornholm MRSA-free, and see if the island can be kept free.

4. There needs to be research in progress that may clarify why we pig MRSA. Pig MRSA is a rather special bacteria. It is one particular clone that has spread from humans to pigs back in the 50s. But what has happened in the meantime so it finally has become this
multi-resistant type, because it is not a natural bacterium for pigs. What is it that has given this bacterium success? It may be the key to stopping it in the future.

5. Antimicrobial consumption must be reduced, as the consumption of zinc. One of the experts believe that the group medication completely should be banned along with the use of tetracycline.

Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Consultant Physician at the Clinical Microbiology Department. Aarhus University Hospital.
Frank Møller Aarestrup, Professor and Research Director, National Food Institute.
Niels Frimodt-Moller, Clinic Director, Microbiology Department, National University Hospital.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

MRSA st398 - Danish Farmers testing pig herds.

Overnight,  Danish TV reports Danish Farmers are paying to test their pigs for MRSA cc398 independently of the government.

Separately, Danish TV also reports that the organic movement is also doing the same.

What they do with the information gained, one wonders, but they are making the Danish government look pretty bad.

The pressure on Britain ever increases. Her corrupt veterinary establishment have to decide whether to own-up, or try to continue a decade long cover-up of pig disease spreading into the human population.

Either way, they must now be terrified of the consequences. Any normal person would be. They are also very dangerous. Take care if you speak out!

As always, read the mechanical translation in full, here. The reference to the "BBC" is not the British BBC but a mistranslation for Danish TV.

The BBC is not reporting this story, yet.

Pig breeders screener even for MRSA

Fear of resistant bacteria gets pig farmers to test their own herds without the authorities.

By Morten Frandsen

The fear of the resistant swine bacterium MRSA has received a number
of pig farmers to test their herds for MRSA. They simply want to know
if the resistant bacteria in their animals...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Better disease management would have cut £20m from FMD losses

This is the first time we have seen this new research and the conclusions are absolutely right, except that it was much more than 20 million sterling and the problems started much earlier.

But more importantly, it is British and American universities (Nottingham and Pennsylvania State University), working together to re-investigate aspects of the 2001 British Foot and Mouth epidemic and publishing the lessons.

Even more importantly, it is given publicity by Pig World.

Britain's agricultural ministry's Defra's iron grip on the farming media is starting to slip.

Once, Britain relied instead on very capable, personable and experienced managers making on the spot decisions and having the gravitas, experience and self-confidence to change them as necessary as the situation developed. It was indeed the adaptive management system, although we were more accustomed to call it "commonsense."

It worked. You saw something like that in Ottawa earlier this week.

"Cometh the hour, cometh the man."

Pre-set emergency plans came in with the EU, and they don't work. Only a substandard manager would even want to work them.

In 2000, we were apparently penalised for being in the vicinity of CSF infected farms, it was true we were in the vicinity.  But, not only were our pigs clean (confirmed by government test) but the real reason was that we refused to allow a very senior government veterinarian from Scotland to force us to cooperate with her in faking tests. She threatened my wife for politely refusing.

We complained, concerned that an impostor was on the loose during an epidemic. Nothing was done, except more threats from the top of MAFF. (MAFF was then the name of what is now Defra.)

MAFF then mounted a punishment killing of the pigs followed by a cover-up. The resulting investigation was transfered to Edinburgh at the insistence of MAFF and, without participation by us, exonerated all those involved, as you would expect.

Britain would need more capable and honest officials to run an adaptive management system. We don't have them at the top of the government veterinary service. They are still covering up zoonotic disease spreading to humans..

But Defra's infrastructure of cronies, dependents, dubious charities, libellers, stalkers and supporters is now crumbling.

The very informative 'Pig World' article is here. Be sure to read in full.

Better disease management would have cut £20m from FMD losses

October 21, 2014

The cost of the UK's 2001 foot and mouth outbreak would have been £20 million less if adaptive management methods had been used, accordingto new UK/USA research findings...

Thursday, 23 October 2014

MRSA st398 - As Islay listens. the parallel Bornholm project gets criticism

The Danish Greens are reacting to Denmark Crown's Bornholm project by suspecting a red herring.

The Danish government and pig industry are in desperate trouble with porcine MRSA and antibiotic resistance spreading to the public, exporting infected pigs and pork is also a source of much criticism.

The Greens think the whole scheme to produce antibiotic free pork from healthy pigs on the island of Bornholm for sale at a premium price, is merely an attempt to be seen to be doing something.

That will be part of the explanation, of course, the Danes are indeed desperate to be seen to be doing something.

Britain, and in particular Scotland, is in the same position. They will have to own up to porcine MRSA in the pigs soon, also importing and exporting infected pigs and pork, and need to be seen to do something too.

So not only are the scheme proposed by the writer as the Islay High Health Pig Farm, and the Bornholm scheme very similar, with the same rationale and objectives, they both meet similar political and public health imperatives.

Edinburgh will have noticed and may well be considering asking Danish Crown for help and even investment. Scots, and British generally, eat much Danish pork.

Now, those interested need to read what the writer actually said about the scheme that he eventually labelled "the "Islay High Health Pig Farm." They can ignore the occasional bursts of humour as he was stalked, defamed and harassed.

They need to read the man, not his, now panicky, detractors, who seemed to think they could speak for Islay and turn away employment and prosperity by harassing the proposer.

Much was invented by the Islay birdwatchers in order to try to rubbish the scheme.

It was a high quality safe scientific operation offering good jobs for a wide range of skills on Islay, meeting a need, and expected to generate a profit. The writer has an impeccable business record in start-ups, PLCs, joint ventures with British and EU companies.

The defamations can easily be put to rest, by checking with Companies House.

So the allegation of it being a red herring is wrong in the case of the Islay High Health Pig Farm, whatever may be true in Denmark.

The Danes, in the face of a disaster, are finally getting it right. Scotland can do the same.

Further information on the development of the original proposals for the Islay High Health Pig Farm can be found on the newsgroup

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Danish Crown sell antibiotic-free pork

Now this is a pig business we like - making money from addressing the very real problem of antibiotic resistance sensibly.

Danish Crown are using the remote island of Bornholm (remote from the rest of Denmark it is in the Baltic between Sweden and Poland) to produce antibiotic free pigs and pork.

The customer very sensibly wants antibiotic free pork, and that is what Denmark's major producer is starting to sell, for a premium price.

The writer suggested something similar for the Scottish island of Islay back in April 2012. The demand is there, Scottish pigs have been sick for years and producers are even reduced to bringing breeding stock in from Denmark hoping that they might be healthier than local sources.

Like Bonholm, Islay has the essential remoteness. We found a source of feed, even suggested sources for the finance. The island needs the jobs to keep the next generation home on the island, but the local
birdwatchers objected to the suggestion and we gave up under a barrage of disinformation and harassment.

It all on the newsgroup You can use Google Groups and search for "Islay High Health Pig Farm"

So the Danes take a crown that could have been Scotland's, as well as suffering from MRSA st398, they have also been trying to find some profitable solutions.

But it is never too late, maybe the Islay project could be resurrected by someone else?

As always, read the Danish report in full, here. remembering that it is a mechanical translation.

Danish Crown will sell pork without antibiotics

By Soren Hansen Tobberup

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:16

Five pig farmers on the island trying to antibiotic-free herds.Sick animals are treated and removed.

Danish Crown is now entering in the fight to reduce the levels of antibiotics.

It occurs when the slaughterhouse giant from December 1 launch attempt when five Bornholm pig farmers should produce slaughter pigs without the use of antibiotics. It appears from the DC newsletter.

"The current debate has inspired us to establish partnerships with a handful of pig farmers to gain greater knowledge of what it takes to produce slaughter pigs without the use of antibiotics," says CEO of DC Pork, Jesper Friis.

The five pig on the island include an integrated production and more finishers productions...

Transmission and persistence of livestock-associated MRSA among veterinarians and their household members.

Today, we get more confirmation that veterinarians are a vector for transfer of LA-MRSA.

Readers can find many references to the problem, on this blog, going back years

It underlines the inappropriateness of all the various schemes involving veterinarians visiting multiple pig farms, and globe-trotting to multiple conferences.

All of us have to face up to situations we find uncomfortable. It is about time, at the very least, that the veterinarians started to tackle their responsibilities to their own families.

Covering up and talking down the spread and dangers of LA-MRSA in Britain was really stupid, nasty and self-damaging.

If the veterinarians don't even protect their own families, there is little hope for the animals or the rest of us.

The veterinary profession in Britain are going to have to face up to their past mistakes and institute root and branch reform from the bottom up.

The rebels are there, they need to start to move.  If they get struck off, they will have to be struck back in later at a more senior position in a reformed institution.

Be sure to read the abstract in full here.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 Oct 17. pii: AEM.02803-14. [Epub ahead of

Transmission and persistence of livestock-associated MRSA among veterinarians and their household members...

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Denmark - Pig MRSA - tetracycline use to be halved

This is Danish TV.

It may be the main reason why BPEX, the British Pig Executive, according to the National Pig Association site, have been so forthcoming this morning over the lack of reliable data on antibiotic use in British pigs.

To be frank, there is only so long the Danes and other EU countries will take the constant disinformation and "knocking copy" from Britain, without hitting back.

The British situation on LA-MRSA in its pig herds has always been untenable and was only maintained for so long by vast public relations expenditure, high level support and protection from Defra, the British ministry of agriculture, and very serious criminal activity.

The writer was not playing games when he sought witness protection from both the Speaker of the House of Commons and OLAF - the serious fraud squad of the EU. It was necessary.

Anyway, the Danes are now starting to move, pressed by public opinion.

Britain has to follow.

The full Danish TV report is here, with links. Be sure to read in full, realising that it is a mechanical translation.

Agriculture will halve the worst type of antibiotic

Agriculture is now at war with the antibiotic tetracycline, which more than any other substances responsible for the MRSA problem.

PM. 09:16UPDATED AT. 09:16

Tetracycline can be mixed in water and food and is very popular in agriculture. But now the consumption down, says agriculture. 

By Esben Christensen

Farmers use not only more and more antibiotics, they use more especially of the most dangerous antibiotics.

The consumption of pig production increased by five percent from 2012 to 2013, and the very damaging type called tetracycline accounted for one third of total consumption...

...Tetracycline is a so-called broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means that it promotes antibiotic resistance much...

...Expert: A step in the right direction

One of the foremost experts in the MRSA bacteria is professor of clinical microbiology Hans Jørn Kolmos from Odense University. For years he has raised the alarm over the exact tetracycline.

- It is good news. Tetracycline is by far the worst substance. The risk of having bacteria and the spread will be reduced, if successful, he says.

One half of tetracycline, however, far from solving the MRSA problem, even if successful. With the new rate is not set for a general reduction of antibiotic consumption, and tetracycline can be replaced by other types.

- It is not necessarily bad if you use antibiotics, which do not create resistance in humans. But the best would clearly be a general reduction, says Hans Jørn Kolmos...

...The Minister has the declared goal

The reason that the tetracycline is so popular in agriculture is according His Jorn Kolmos that it can be added to water and feed. This is called group medication and is much easier to give the pigs than antibiotics injection.

Food Minister Dan Jørgensen (S) today as one of its focal points that he will fight the group medication...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Denmark - The Secret Pigs - Porcine MRSA -The Journalists Fight Back

A long and important article to tell you what is going on in Denmark over porcine MRSA even with arrests of journalists.

The same problem has been covered up for years in the United Kingdom.

Maybe someone will get Britain's corrupt secretive veterinary establishment to see sense.

It may well be Nigel Farage and UKIP that have to do the job of starting the process of removing their pomp, their power, their secrecy, their jobs and their cash, and maybe even, in some cases, their liberty.

Euro-sceptic UKIP are now the feared opposition to the three parties of the British establishment, and a rapidly growing political party for change and reform.

It ought to be all of us, that respect the rule of law regardless of politics, that insist that Porcine MRSA , British cover-ups and toleration of veterinary drug dealing, are dealt with properly and openly.

The full, detailed, Danish report is here
( )

The secret pigs

In the interests of the rural economy, the authorities have failed to disclose the problem of pig MRSA bacteria, which has now killed four Danes. This is the accusation made by a journalist and a professor of medicine. For example, refuses Food Administration in its third year - due to "special circumstances" - to provide a list of infected farms. "The wool case," says professor of administrative law.  

10.14.2014 | 13:53

Somewhere in the DVFA is a secret list of about 50 pig farms, which have been found MRSA bacteria. Since the May emerged that four Danes in the past few years have died from just the bacterium has the problem been on the agenda. The two journalists Nils Mulvad and Kjeld Hansen has two and a half years trying to get access to the list so that the public could learn about the pig farms that are infected.

After a long struggle, which among other things has passed through the Ombudsman, the two journalists official word on that list with the infected pig farms should be released. Still, the list remains secret. This is because the Food & Drug Administration has made a new decision which is so unusual that two administrative law experts have not seen
the like before. The experts called the decision respectively "strange" and a "wool case."

Journalist Nils Mulvad think that the Food & Drug Administration - and the...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

10 weeks to Christmas - Norway faces an MRSA cc398 flavoured meal.

A strange twist, in Norway, to what seems to be a widespread custom of counting the shopping days or weeks to Christmas.

The Danish government and pig industry must be wincing at being caught between the vociferous Norwegians and determined Danish campaigners both demanding action against MRSA cc398.

One can easily imagine the Danish government would prefer to be like the tight-lipped Germans and French or even the biggest importers of Danish pork: the British.

But the real nightmare is for the British government and their veterinarians. It is in the last paragraph of the Norwegian newspaper report.

Look at it logically. Britain's government says Britain's pigs do not have MRSA, Norway admits some in Norwegian pigs and is dealing with it quite effectively.

The Norwegians also say the EU prevents them from controlling  imports of diseased pork from Denmark.

"EEA Agreement preclude Norway can check imported meat for MRSA bacteria. "

Neither can Britain, officially Porcine MRSA free, and also unable to control imports from Denmark because of the EU rules.

Britain's government and their state veterinarians are now between the devil and the deep blue sea.

They can either own up to MRSA in British pigs or face the prospect of Nigel Farage and his anti-EU UKIP intervening.

We wonder how long before Nigel Farage and his establishment-storming United Kingdom Independence Party finds out about all this?

Not long, we suspect, the clock is ticking as the days roll on towards Christmas followed by a General Election in Britain with UKIP emerging as a serious rival to the established parties.

We give a mechanical translation from the Norwegian. Be sure to read in full here.

10 weeks to Christmas: Begin the ribs imports

Now lowered tariffs on imported Christmas rib. Among other from Denmark, where antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacteria in swine herds are rapidly advancing.

Odd Pihlstrøm

Published: 15.okt. 2014 24:50 Updated: 15.okt. 2014 1:27 p.m.

Grocery chains' strong demand for pork towards Christmas has for years created a shortage of Norwegian ribs, although there has been overproduction of pork.

Use of ribs as cheap bait in price promotions are another important factor.This creates an unpredictable relationship between supply and demand.

Additional import of ribs and lamb ribs

It should not be missing ribs for this year's Christmas dinners...

...From animals to humans

At the same booklet there is a growing concern that the so-called supplementary imports of fresh Christmas ribs can lead to increased infection pressure from an animal associated variant of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA).

Imports have in recent years been particularly Denmark and Germany. As with most of the rest of the EU is struggling both countries are struggling with the spread of these bacteria. In Denmark, MRSA bacteria killed four people in the past.

LA-MRSA is easily spread in animal herds and can be transmitted from pigs and other farm animals to humans. According to media reports in Denmark are germs in over 20 percent of pork in Danish shops.

Campaign against the spread

In Norway, the LA-MRSA now detected in some 20 swine herds. FSA cooperates with agricultural and health authorities to prevent further spread.The national budget is allocated additional funds for compensation for pig farmers must slaughter herds.

In people who already have compromised health can LA-MRSA can cause serious infections. It is therefore particularly important to prevent bacteria from entering the hospital, nursing homes and other healthcare institutions.

EEA Agreement preclude Norway can check imported meat for MRSA bacteria. Therefore, the FSA does not guarantee that imported Christmas rib or other imported meat is free of contaminants. At the same time considering audit risk of being infected with the bacteria that small, if one follows the usual rules for handling raw meat.

The Trouble with Antibiotics - E.Coli in meat causing UTI Infections?

This is the pre- broadcast publicity for a programme  last night on American Public TV.

It focuses on a very serious issue, causing much human misery, that has been getting worse for some years but which rarely reaches the headlines.

It is about time we had a definitive peer reviewed answer.

That will probably have to come from the United States.

Britain's corrupt veterinary establishment have abandoned all pretense of doing the job they are paid to do and are busy trying to stay out of trouble.

Fat chance! You can't cover up epidemics and sick livestock for years, causing human health disasters, without getting caught and called to account.

Whole-genome sequencing will provide the "cold case" evidence.

Anyway, over to the US public TV for information denied the British public.

You can access more information here.

Can E. Coli in Supermarket Meat Cause UTIs?

October 14, 2014, 11:13 am ET by Tim Molloy

Any urinary tract infection is bad, but some are getting worse. Along with the burning, piercing pain that typically accompanies a UTI, these infections pose another challenge: They’re getting much harder to treat.

For the past 20 years, doctors have been tracking a troubling rise in antibiotic-resistant UTIs, which primarily affect women. There are an estimated 8 million UTIs in the United States each year, and though most of these infections are still treatable with more powerful antibiotics, some otherwise healthy patients find themselves in need of IV treatment — and in some cases can develop deadly bloodstream infections.

“You don’t have a normally healthy 30-year-old woman come in, who’s never been in a hospital, with a resistant urinary tract infection that’s moved to her blood,” Elizabeth DuPreez, an infectious disease pharmacist who helped treat cases in Flagstaff, Ariz., explained

 FRONTLINE. “Where did she get that organism from?”

Dr. Lance Price, a George Washington University microbiologist working in Flagstaff, believes that in some cases, the answer is supermarket meat.

Watch the video:

After testing more than 1,200 samples from Flagstaff-area infections, Price says he’s genetically linked more than 100 of them to supermarket meats. A quarter of those were resistant to several antibiotics.

Price’s work hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed, but he shared his preliminary findings with FRONTLINE for The Trouble With Antibiotics, airing tonight on PBS (check local listings). While Price and his team can’t conclusively connect the Flagstaff infections to antibiotic use on the farms where supermarkets get their meat, he believes his use of sophisticated whole-genome sequencing points back toward the farm.

“When we see this, when we see such genetic relatedness like this, the alternative explanations become, you know, impossible,” he told FRONTLINE.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Denmark - Pig MRSA - Testing for Pregnant Women in contact with pigs (and pig people)

The risks associated with porcine MRSA to both mother and child in pregnancy are well known, at least in Denmark.

You won't get this in Britain. According to Britain's  veterinary establishment, British pigs ( with the exception of Northern Ireland) do not have MRSA. There, therefore, is no need for women in contact with pigs, pig workers or pig veterinarians to be questioned or tested.

We give just some extracts from a form from Odense University Hospital. You can reach the whole in mechanical translation here:

Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital 

Subject:  MRSA screening of maternal

1) Purpose 
To identify the obstetric patients should be screened Methucillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

The questionnaire delivered to sonograf / føtalmediciner in connection with the first contact. If the pregnant woman has not completed the questionnaire asked the pregnant women in the first contact.

If the pregnant woman has responded positively to any of the questions in the questionnaire, to be traded from the table below. In need of grafting and possible treatment, refer the pregnant woman to the doctor.

4 Within the last 6 months had direct or indirect contact with live
pigs Or even a husstandsmedlemharhad daily work in a pigsty, or
otherwise work on live pigs +

Denmark - Pig MRSA - Antibiotic Use Increasing - Yellow Card Failing

Jutland this morning with a solid article explaining why the current veterinary scheme to reduce antibiotic use in pigs is failing Denmark.

It is useful information for other countries trailing behind to know what does not work.

Britain, in particular, is years behind.

When the British government does admit the problem, the scale and implications, there won't be time or inclination to pursue gimmick solutions promoted by the livestock antibiotics industry sales force.

Britain will need to go straight to the criminal law, rigidly enforced, to try to protect public health from organised veterinary crime.

The news report is in Danish, as always read in full, here and realise that it is a mechanical translation.

112 farmers in danger yellow card for penicillin consumptionConsumption of antibiotics in some piggeries going up despite limits and the prospect of yellow cards when they are exceeded. It is a concern to experts who fear more resistance problems.

By Pia Richter, 

Monday, October 13, 2014, 08:04

The animals in several Danish pig farms still pokes its snout into the food and water made up with more antibiotics than is desirable.Especially in West Jutland, where Ringkøbing- Skjern tops the list as the most drug-consuming.However, several other municipalities in the region is very high.

"We can see that the consumption of substances that are used for group medication increases. It thus provides medicine for both sick and healthy animals, "says senior Yvonne Agersø from the National Food Institute.

That she finds highly problematic. It creates the risk of a lot of resistance at the peril of the world in the long term is likely to be with a variety of diseases that can no longer be treated.

Yvonne Agersø is part of the team here at home that closely monitor antibiotic use and regularly report. The past is just a few days old, and it shows that last year was used 91 tons of antibiotics in swine barns, against 86 the previous year.

It is therefore the wrong way, just as there is a focus on multi-resistant MRSA CC398 bacteria, also known as pig MRSA. They spread from piggeries to people and now on to people who have not had contact with pigs.

The effect of yellow cards are gone...

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Norway - Pigs - MRSA Compensation

It seems that, alongside private insurance for tackling pig MRSA, the Norwegian state has beefed-up a programme for culling infected herds with fuller compensation.

Norway seems to be only country actually tackling MRSA st398 sensibly.

Most countries having owned up, have given up and are keeping their heads' down, aside from testing and hospital protection.

Britain, with the bizarre exception of Northern Ireland, claims not to have pig MRSA in its herds.

Things are going to get pretty exciting for Britain's corrupt vetocracy when they are forced to admit they have been covering up sick pig herds for many years, and that porcine MRSA is now out of control.

The rest of Britain is going to have to follow Northern Ireland shortly and own up. The veterinarians can then help to pay for protecting the hospitals, something that should have been done years ago.

You can see why the writer has been abused, defamed, harassed, stalked and threatened for more than a decade!

Fortunes were made from antibiotic sales for livestock and plenty was available to pay for disinformation and organised criminal activity to try to protect the culprits from exposure.

As always, read in full here and remember that it is  mechanical translation.

Positive MRSA compensation

8/10/2014 1:54 p.m.

MRSA compensation in the state budget is important to ensure the pigsfree of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

In the budget for 2015 , the Government proposes to extend the current
compensation system so that swine herds must redevelop for LA-MRSA
will cover more of the additional expenses and losses resulting from
the reform.

Norwegian Farmers have long worked to establish a financial scheme for
farmers who have to slaughter their lineup if the antibiotic-resistant
bacterium LA-MRSA detected. The economic losses as a result of the
imposition of slaughter and decontamination can be significant and are
not covered adequately by the current compensation arrangements.
Lars Petter Bartnes.

- We in the Norwegian Farmers' Union is delighted that this scheme is
now coming into place. An entire industry supports the ambition to
keep Norwegian pigs free of LA-MRSA infection, says Lars Petter
Bartnes, head of the Norwegian Farmers' Union. - We have also been
clear that antibiotic resistance is a social responsibility, and the
government must protect the farmer financially so he does not risk
losing their livelihoods.

- Norwegian livestock production is a world leader when it comes to
good animal health. One reason for this is the common aspirations and
cooperation between industry and government, as well as good public
compensation schemes. Scheme that comes into the state budget is
important, turn Bartnes firm...

...The scheme applies for 2015 However, there are several swine herds
have already slaughtered and redeveloped for LA-MRSA in 2013 and 2014.
- The effort that these farmers have done has helped that we now have
good control of LA-MRSA infection among pigs in this country. We
expect that these will have the opportunity to receive compensation in
line with what was planned in the state budget in 2015, says Bartnes
adding that Norwegian Farmers' Union will take up this issue with the
Ministry of Agriculture.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Denmark - pig MRSA - Legal Route to Compensation

In the absence of the British government doing anything about porcine MRSA spreading from pigs to people, indeed even denying it is present in pigs in England, Wales or Scotland, it is worth keeping a close eye on events in Denmark.

It may well be a harbinger of what is to come in Britain.

When government steps aside, or actually impedes the course of justice, we can expect an old English word of Germanic origin to come to the fore, and there it is: twice in the opening sentences of this report.

Things are moving in a predictable direction.

The quotes come from farmers' magazine, and are mechanically translated, so be guided accordingly.

How can a farm worker prove the pigs he handled had MRSA?  Infection is a state secret even in Denmark, but Danish law provides solutions.

We should expect lawyers in Britain to be watching closely. The British newsgroup will be a major source of information with posts on the subject of pig MRSA for more than a decade.

They will naturally be curious about the constant harassment and stalking.

Read the Landbrugsavisen report in full here.

Lawyer: MRSA genes can give compensation of 450,000 kr. 

By Mia Winther Jørgensen

Thursday, October 9, 2014 14:51 

Can you no longer have the same income as before due to infection with MRSA, you can get compensation for loss of earning capacity from 450,000 kr, assess attorney specializing in tort. 

The union 3F is currently pursuing cases with members who have worked in pig herds and as a result has been MRSA CC398. It can provide a compensation of 450,000, assesses a lawyer specializing in tort...

Monday, 6 October 2014

Denmark - More from the Pig MRSA Front Line

The Danish agricultural establishment do not want to test pigs for MRSA and are well into "Blame someone else, preferably innocent."

The big current difference between Britain and Denmark is that the Danish media, opposition politicians and population are on the case.

Britain's trade media value the drug advertising revenue, and privileged information that flows from their agricultural ministry, Defra and the veterinarians too much to expose anything much.

It's a lickspittle performance from the media's poor bottom PR driven levels and influencing the very top.

Little detrimental to the vetocracy gets through the filters to reach Britain's national media. That is reinforced by the massive PR spend from the veterinarians, their drug dealers and cronies.

Incidentally, the BBC mentioned in the mechanical translation from the Danish is actually Danish TV, not the British BBC.

The full report from Politiken is here, to be read in full, remembering the BBC is not THE BBC.


Minister: We will not solve the MRSA problem by testing pork

Food Minister Dan Jørgensen do not think the test is the right placeto focus.

The infectious and multidrug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria MRSA is spreading rapidly.

It has got the National Food Institute to recommend extensive testing of pork and also test chicken and turkey meat. But food minister Dan Jørgensen do not think it is the right place to focus, writes BBC News.

"I will not deny that we need to test, but it is not what solves the problem. The problem is in piggeries. It is the source of the problem, and that is where we should focus, "he stresses...

...Last year, 648 people infected with MRSA CC398 type. This year the figure is already on 813th In 2010, only one-tenth of the number of people infected.

MRSA tests of pork was dropped in 2011, and both DTU and food authorities consider it still to be highly unlikely that MRSA is transmitted through handling or consuming meat...

Denmark - National Audit Office examines Ministry's battle against swine MRSA

The Danes are still arguing.

When the state auditors are specially called in to check the accounts the end is probably nigh.

Britain's corrupt agricultural ministry - Defra and the allied vetocracy would not survive a proper audit either.

What was it the Americans told me, so long ago? -

"Follow the money trail!"

Check the exact wording of my long used signature.

Pat Gardiner
Release and independently audit the results of testing British pigs
for MRSA, C.Diff and Hepatitis E now!"

And so it came to pass: corrupt veterinarians looting the public purse and leaving a trail of sick children in their wake.

This was indeed a crime against humanity - the crime of the century.

Britain's government veterinarians, thanks to the feisty Danes, have just hit the wall. From Mad Cow, via Foot and Mouth to half a dozen other livestock diseases killing vulnerable humans, the trail of
institutional and international crime is there for all to explore.

Extracts of the report from Denmark, here, have been mechanically translated. as always read in full.

HEALTH 5. OKT. 2014 KL. 09:31

National Audit Office examines the Ministry's battle against swine MRSA

DVFA effort to come under scrutiny because resistant bacteria spreading. Director believes that the agency has a good case.

SIGNE THOMSEN Report and on duty

The significant increase in the number of Danes who become infected with swine MRSA, and an increasing use of antibiotics, especially in pig production is now the National Audit Office to look into the Ministry's efforts to reduce the prevalence of multidrug-resistant
bacteria from agriculture.

Initially, there is a so-called feasibility study. This means that the National Audit Office conducts a small study in about two months when you're deciding whether there are grounds to conduct a major study of
the area or not...

Friday, 3 October 2014

"every fifth package Danish pork in BRITISH supermarkets is contaminated" ( with MRSA st398)

This admission will hit Danish pork exports to Britain and elsewhere hard, and that's very bad news for Denmark, but that was coming anyway.

The supermarkets in Britain will be going crazy this morning. They won't know where to go to restock their shelves.

Britain's corrupt agricultural ministry Defra, and their appalling state veterinarians, relied on being the last to declare MRSA st398 in pigs and pork (in England, Wales and Scotland) and blaming everyone else when eventually, after many years, they did.

Now they cannot continue with the deception.

They claim they have not tested British pigs or pork recently (why not?), so they are going to have to go out and test, leaving a gap for mayhem, and for the Danes to sue them in the EU court for taking an unfair trading advantage.

If they own up immediately, which is what they will have to do, other questions will be asked,

like "Why did they hide it up for so many years?"

and "Why were British protesters being harassed for year after year?"

and, most terrible of all "How many children have died?"

It is no day to be a Defra veterinarian or one of their drug dealing cronies.

It is a long article, here, with links to supporting material outlining the scale and nature of the problems and the risks to human health, read in full.  This is a mechanical translation from the Danish. The bold text ine the body is ours.


SIGNE THOMSEN Report and on duty

The other Politiken wrote that every fifth package Danish pork in British supermarkets is contaminated with pig MRSA.

But it's not just chops and pork roast, consumers must pay special attention to if they want to avoid bacteria. Chicken meat imported from abroad is in fact even more infested than the Danish pork.

READ ALSO every 5th packet pork is filled with MRSA...

Thursday, 2 October 2014

MRSA st398 - the Danes are well ahead of the curve

Actually, the Danes are well ahead of the curve.

Britain's corrupt veterinarians are feeling pretty sick tonight.

Auditing selected veterinarians is not what veterinary drug dealers want to hear.

Freezing their bank accounts and confiscating their passports would be better, but is not yet on offer in Britain. It will come.

Patience, my friends, patience. There will be no hiding place for those that committed such gross crimes against humanity, over so many years.

Britons and Danes can be proud that some, despite constant persecution, fabrications and harassment, stood solid against state veterinary crime.

Full Danish report here. It is a mechanical translation be understanding. We dare say we will get a competent English version later



A glance at Dan Jorgensen's secret laboratories, where a new strategy and new weapons against antibitokaresistens developed. Jørgensen has manifestly access to top-secret information that no other researchers or universities have. Again, Denmark as a country that is "ahead of the curve"

In great secrecy brewer Dan Jørgensen on a new secret weapon against antibitoikaresistens. According to the engineer, he will unveil his secret weapon in November and we will be here at the editorial office follow this very closely. 

In passing, we recall tidlgere actions as "audits" of selected veterinarians, Mette Gjerskov "task force" that held a single meeting, and later Dan Jorgensen's so-called "Five Point pland" which contains the "ban" imode routine great medication but a permit to flock physicians whose farm-vet think it is a good idea. This veterinarian receives a payment from the farmer connection with the so-called "health agreements" which gives the farmer the right to self-diagnose and medicate their animals without a veterinarian. 

The Engineer wrote:

"It is obviously not satisfactory that the latest figures show an increase in the total consumption of antibiotics. Therefore, I follow developments closely and considers the need for new initiatives, "said Dan Jørgensen.

Læs also: consumption of resistance-inducing antibiotics explodes Minister points out, however, that there came new levels of antibiotics into force in February 2014, which means stricter rules for when distributed a warning to farmers of consumer antibiotics in the form of the so-called 'yellow card.' "We are now beginning to see the impact of these constraints, which has resulted in a slight decrease in the consumption of antibiotics in pig 0.4 percent ed here in early 2014, "said Dan Jørgensen, though that usage is still too high.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Denmark - MRSA - Despite promises: People and pigs get even more antibiotics.

The flood of news and comment from Denmark, on MRSA st398, continued unabated yesterday. This is the reliable 'Engineer.'

At least, the Danes get some facts and figures on how bad things are. They are able to hold their politicians to account and are doing so in no uncertain way.

In Britain, various rather silly attempts to divert attention to less immediate and less serious pig epidemics are being driven by Britain's corrupt veterinary establishment.

These third rate charlatans have yet to learn that you can't treat sick pigs with stupid public relations' campaigns.

"Blame someone else, preferably innocent" has run out of steam as a British veterinary tactic.

Continued organised harassment of critics won't work either. The crucial documents have long been in the United States, Parliament at Westminster and/or the EU. Veterinary reform is inevitable and has to get under way right now.

The world is watching Britain and waiting for the inevitable admission of very widespread MRSA st398, and other nasty diseases in pigs spreading into Britain's human population.

The real shock will be just how long this scandal has been covered up and the illegal methods used.

The quotes below are a mechanical translation. Be sure to read in full here.

Despite promises: People and pigs get back more antibiotics

The consumption of antibiotics skyrocketing, a new study shows. The consumption of pork soaring, and it annoys the researcher behind.

By Maria Behrendt September 30, 2014 at. 11:58

From 2012 to 2013, the consumption of antibiotics for both humans and animals again despite various promises to the contrary from both agricultural and politicians. The figures from the annual Danmap report ...

...For pigs, accounting for almost 80 percent of the total antibiotic use in animals, the increase from 2012 to 2013 at five percent... 

...For pigs rise is largely due to increased consumption of tetracyclines and pleuromutilins, which primarily added to feed and water associated with gastrointestinal disorders. These types of antibiotics are particularly used to mass medicate the entire herds of piglets develop diarrhea when they are weaned nurse from her mother...

...Antibiotic consumption for pigs fell otherwise drastically with 'Yellow Card Scheme' in 2010, which gives the farmer a warning if he exceeds the allowable consumption, but in both 2012 and 2013, again, increases...

..."I'm annoyed that things are going in that direction. I would like that we were more ambitious compared to keep consumption low, so we can avoid development of resistant bacteria, "says Yvonne Agersø, senior scientist at the National Food Institute and one of the driving forces behind Danmap report...