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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in market age pigs on-farm, at slaughter and retail pork
International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork
This study was conducted to determine the occurrence and prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in finishing pigs on-farm, at lairage and assess the likelihood of carriage at slaughter and retail levels. A crosssectional study targeting ten cohorts of commercial swine farms was conducted for carriage of MRSA. Paired nasal and peri-anal swab samples (n=24/farm) were collected from market age pigs on-farm and the same batch of pigs were followed and sampled at thedoi:10.31274/safepork-180809-588 fatcat:mko4avef4jbbrk2gp2fliorkva