Thursday, 18 December 2014

Denmark - Pig MRSA -'The public will have nothing to Know.'

The Danish pig MRSA saga rolls on.

Even 'The Ingineer' - a highly respected scientific publication reports on the Danish pig MRSA pantomime.

Alas, the deplorable situation is far from being a joke, and is getting worse in many countries, not just Denmark.

The world is going to have to co-operate to get antibiotics out of the hands of veterinarians, the once prestigious profession off the farms, purged of drug dealers and brought under proper democratic control.

Be sure to read in full here, realising that this is a mechanical translation.

Sample: Three out of four Danish pigs are infected with MRSA

A small study from the University of Copenhagen shows that 75 percent of the pigs in 20 herds are infected with porcine MRSA.

By Maria Behrendt December 16, 2014 at. 06:22

Three out of four pigs in 20 Danish pig herds are infected with MRSA 398 - better known as pig-MRSA. According to a new survey conducted by the University of Copenhagen.

The results of the study appear in an annex of an expert meeting on MRSA, where the Folketing food selection was submitted results...

..."The study is intended for internal purposes and therefore crews, no selection of representative criteria," says Jens Peter Nielsen.

Nevertheless, there is the first study of the resistant bacterium spread in Danish pig farms. The so far only study from authorities in Denmark carried DVFA in 2012 in slaughterhouses. It showed that nearly 90 percent of the finishers had MRSA bacteria... 

...Food Administration is currently engaged in a major screening of MRSA infection in two percent of the Danish pig production; equivalent to about 200 herds.

In late October the Food Minister Dan Jørgensen (S) in a consultation
that he expects the number of MRSA-infected pigs in each herd is more
than 50 percent and perhaps as much as 70 percent.

Also read: Farmers on MRSA screening of breeding pigs: Better to live
in blissful ignorance

Originally only DVFA have completed screening and sent the test results to the cast pig in October, but in the authority, problems have arisen with some of the samples, and it has led to delays. It is expected, however, that individual farmers will have the results before Christmas.

The public will have nothing to Know

The public on the other hand have to wait long to get to know. An earlier application from Agriculture and Food causes namely that DVFA not publish results from random tests...