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Proof of concept for eradication of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium from broiler farms

Nilsson, Oskar and Vågsholm, Ivar and Bengtsson, Björn (2013). Proof of concept for eradication of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium from broiler farms. Acta veterinaria Scandinavica. 55:1, 1-3
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1751-0147-55-46

Abstract

BACKGROUND - Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in Swedish broiler production has been shown to persist at farms between batches. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the possibility to eliminate VRE by disinfection of compartments in broiler houses as a proof of concept.
FINDINGS - VRE could not be detected in environmental samples from the disinfected test compartments in the broiler houses but was detected in environmental samples from the control compartments. The proportion of broilers colonized with VRE decreased in both the test and the control compartments.

CONCLUSIONS - The results are promising and show that the occurrence of VRE in broiler houses can be reduced by adequate cleaning and disinfection with a combination of steam and formaldehyde.

Authors/Creators:Nilsson, Oskar and Vågsholm, Ivar and Bengtsson, Björn
Title:Proof of concept for eradication of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium from broiler farms
Series/Journal:Acta veterinaria Scandinavica (0044-605X)
Year of publishing :2013
Volume:55
Number:1
Page range:1-3
Number of Pages:3
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:0044-605X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L73 Animal diseases
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Pathobiology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 303 Health Sciences > Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Clinical Science
Agrovoc terms:Disinfection, Enterococcus faecium
Keywords:VRE, Eradication , Proof of concept, Disinfection
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1920
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1920
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000320862600001
DOI10.1186/1751-0147-55-46
ID Code:11116
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:22 May 2014 12:16
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:05

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