Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

Aim of this study was to determine if a known MRSA contamination within a pig herd could persist for a period of two years. Material and Methods: 16 pig herds with a known MRSA contamination were asked to participate in this study. Per herd, five dust swabs (Sodibox®) were collected every two months for a period of two years. Samples were tested for presence of MRSA by culture and two PCR’s for confirmation of MRSA. Isolates were typed by spa- en MLVA-typing.

Book Title

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

Pages

23-25

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-900

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Persistence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pig herds over a two year period

Portland, Maine, USA

Aim of this study was to determine if a known MRSA contamination within a pig herd could persist for a period of two years. Material and Methods: 16 pig herds with a known MRSA contamination were asked to participate in this study. Per herd, five dust swabs (Sodibox®) were collected every two months for a period of two years. Samples were tested for presence of MRSA by culture and two PCR’s for confirmation of MRSA. Isolates were typed by spa- en MLVA-typing.