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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kevin Vanneste, Nuscience group
Mycotoxins pose a serious threat to the health and production levels in poultry farming. According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), approximately 25% of the crops worldwide are affected. Most common mycotoxins toxic to poultry are T2-toxin and Deoxynivalenol (DON) (Fusarium spp.), Aflatoxin B1 (Aspergillus spp.) and Ochratoxin A (Aspergillus and Penicillium spp.). Poultry is less susceptible to Fumonisins and Zearalenone (ZEA) (Fusarium spp.) although they can impair performance as well. ZEA is typically metabolized in the liver ...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A Perrin-Guyomard et al., ANSES, France
Colistin resistance was investigated in 1,696 isolates collected from 2007 to 2014 within the frame of the French livestock antimicrobial resistance surveillance programme. The mcr-1 gene was detected in all commensalEscherichia coli isolates with a minimum inhibitory concentration to colistin above the 2 mg/L cut-off value (n=23). In poultry, mcr-1 prevalence was 5.9% in turkeys and 1.8% in broilers in 2014. In pigs, investigated in 2013, this prevalence did not exceed 0.5%. These findings support that mcr-1 has spread in French livestock.
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