Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

In 2010, the “yellow card scheme” adopted by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration imposed restrictions on pig farmers who used more antimicrobials than twice the average. We studied the impact on antimicrobial consumption and vaccine use based on data from the monitoring programme Vetstat covering the time period January 2010 and July 2011. The decrease in antimicrobial consumption was pronounced for all age groups treated for either gastro-intestinal or respiratory disease. Data from meat inspection of finisher pigs from before and after introduction of the scheme were compared (N=1.7 million finisher pigs).

Book Title

10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

53-56

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-908

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Possible impact of the “yellow card” antimicrobial scheme on meat inspection lesions in Danish finisher pigs

Portland, Maine, USA

In 2010, the “yellow card scheme” adopted by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration imposed restrictions on pig farmers who used more antimicrobials than twice the average. We studied the impact on antimicrobial consumption and vaccine use based on data from the monitoring programme Vetstat covering the time period January 2010 and July 2011. The decrease in antimicrobial consumption was pronounced for all age groups treated for either gastro-intestinal or respiratory disease. Data from meat inspection of finisher pigs from before and after introduction of the scheme were compared (N=1.7 million finisher pigs).