- Friendship, Robert
- University of Guelph
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- To investigate whether the farms supplying replacement breeding stock are a source for the introduction of Salmonella, Yersinia enterocolitica, Campylobacter, and MRSA to commercial pig farms,
- To determine if the antimicrobial resistance patterns of these pathogens are similar for the herds supplying breeding stock and the farms purchasing the animals,
- To determine the risk factors associated with the presence of foodborne pathogens and multidrug resistance on commercial farms.
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- Expected Benefits:
If this research proves that replacement gilts are a source of foodborne pathogens including multi-drug resistant pathogens, then appropriate biosecurity and control measures may be considered to reduce the spread of these disease agents.
Reducing the prevalence of foodborne pathogens and in particular multi-drug resistant bacteria will reduce contamination through food chain and increase consumer confidence.
For more information, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Food Safety Research Program.
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- Ontario Min. of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
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- Bacterial Pathogens
- Meat, Poultry, Game