Antimicrobial Resistance in Scandinavia after a Ban of Antimicrobial Growth Promoters

  title={Antimicrobial Resistance in Scandinavia after a Ban of Antimicrobial Growth Promoters},
  author={B. Bengtsson and M. Wierup},
  journal={Animal Biotechnology},
  pages={147 - 156}
  • B. Bengtsson, M. Wierup
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • The banned use of antimicrobial growth promoters resulted in a considerably decreased use of antimicrobials in food animal production in Sweden (65%), Denmark (47%), Norway (40%) and Finland (27%). The current prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in animal bacterial populations is also considerably lower than in some other countries in the EU. In the swine production, no or limited effect was found in the finisher production (>25 to 30 kg). Temporary negative effects occurred during the post… CONTINUE READING
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