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  • Re: MRSA risk to Farm Workers & Vets - too 'sterilised'?

    It's an interesting point! Like everyone in farming, MRSA have to survive in a competitive environment. The reason they have evolved and are on the ascendent is due to their competitors being clobbered by antibiotics, leaving them most of the "environmental spoils" of nutrients and moisture...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Thu, Nov 13 2008
  • MRSA risk to Farm Workers & Vets

    A European survey of MRSA infection in farm animals is currently in progress, supported by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). There has been mounting concern in the European Union after discovery of MRSA in Dutch and German pigs and EU farm workers and vets. The main concern about MRSA in farm...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Nov 8 2008
  • Re: The short life of bottles of Antibiotic- An additional cost

    After qualifying as a vet in 1971, I joined the late Mike Muirhead's practice in Yorkshire and found myself wrestling with this very dilemna, how long can you keep using a bottle of antibiotic or other medication, particularly if its expensive and you don't need to use it very often. I quickly...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Tue, Sep 16 2008
  • Guide to Antibiotic Medication

    A new manual on using antibiotics for animal treatment has just been published. It covers pets and fish farming as well as cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses. A contents list and review can be found here: http://www.pighealth.com/MEDIA/P/BOOKS/DISEASES.HTM
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Thu, May 15 2008
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