Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence, the tetracycline resistance level and the genetic diversity of Escherichia coli isolated from organic pigs in comparison with conventional pigs. This study is integrated in a global European project, Safeorganic, funded trough CORE Organic II call. 25 organic and 25 conventional herds were considered in one slaughterhouse from April to October 2012. Colon content of 2 pigs per herds was sampled. For each pig, enumeration of E. coli and of tetracycline resistant E. coli (TET+E. coli) was determined.

Book Title

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

Pages

129-132

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-930

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Comparison of organic and conventional pig productions on prevalence, antibiotic resistance and genetic diversity of Escherichia coli

Portland, Maine, USA

The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence, the tetracycline resistance level and the genetic diversity of Escherichia coli isolated from organic pigs in comparison with conventional pigs. This study is integrated in a global European project, Safeorganic, funded trough CORE Organic II call. 25 organic and 25 conventional herds were considered in one slaughterhouse from April to October 2012. Colon content of 2 pigs per herds was sampled. For each pig, enumeration of E. coli and of tetracycline resistant E. coli (TET+E. coli) was determined.