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WHAT'S NEW? - June 2017
 
*Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to People: June 2017
 
*Zinc Oxide in Weaner Pigs - EU Decision Day is approaching!: June 2017
 


Monitor Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Pigs

Human Resistance: Attribution Models for Chicken, Dairy & Pigmeat

*Usage Spreadsheet for Pig Producers

*Spreadsheet for Veterinary Practices


 

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ANTIMICROBIALS
 
Pharmacokinetics:

*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Combination of Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid
against Streptococcus Suis, Pasteurella Multocida & Actinobacillus Pleuropneumoniae
July 2015
     [Paper presented at 13th International Conference of The European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 19-22 July 2015, Nantes, France]
 
*FLORVIO™ - Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic aspects of Florfenicol in Swine: 2014
 
*Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics of Tiamulin Administered by Injection against Common Swine Joint Pathogens: 2013
 
*Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of Florfenicol Administered Orally against Common Swine Pathogens: 2013
 
*Managing Lawsonia & Brachyspira Infections Using Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic Pinciples;: .PDF   MS Word
     [AASV Conference, San Diego USA, March 2013]
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships: Denagard® & Antibiotics for Respiratory & Enteric Infections in Pigs: 2012
 
*Drinking Water Treatment of ileitis with Denagard® (tiamulin) - Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics: 2012
    (Poster presentation ESPHM, Bruges, Belgium, April 2012)
 
*Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics in Therapy of Bacterial & Mycoplasmal Infections in Pigs: Thesis (1.5Mb)
 
*Carryover in Medicated Feed Premixes – Is it really a Problem? : 2011
 
*PK/PD Integration of Tiamulin (Denagard®) by Injection against Mycoplasmal Joint Infections: May 2011
 
*Tiamulin (Denagard®) by Injection – PK/PD relationships with M. hyorhinis & M. hyopneumoniae:
    Proceedings of The 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 7-9 March 2011, Pattaya, Thailand p.O66
 
*PK/PD Integration of Tiamulin (Denagard®) by Injection against Mycoplasmal Infections of Lung & Joints :
    Proceedings of The 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 7-9 March 2011, Pattaya, Thailand p.O67
 
*Antimicrobial Concentrations in Plasma & Lung and their Relationships to Bacterial Respiratory Infections: 2011
    [Published courtesy of "The Pig Journal"]
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Valnemulin (Econor®) & Lawsonia intracellularis [Cause of Ileitis]: IPVS 2010
 
*Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of Denagard® and Econor® Use for Enteric & Respiratory Disease Control: 2010   (.PDF)
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Tiamulin (Denagard®) for Respiratory Infections in Pigs: 2008
    [Presented at the AAVM (Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic]
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Tiamulin (Denagard®) for Proliferative Enteropathy 'Ileitis': 2008
    [Presented at the AAVM (Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic]
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Valnemulin (Econor®) for Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy 'Ileitis'2008
    [Presented at the AAVM (Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic]
 
*Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics at Different Intestinal Tract Levels
     & Relationship to Escherichia Coli Resistance
2007 (.PDF 265Kb)
 
*Pharmacokinetics, Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations & Efficacy Relationships:
    Colonic infections in Pigs (Free e-Book!)
 
*Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic & Clinical Correlations in Ileitis:
    Lawsonia Intracellularis Therapy (Free e-Book!)
 
*Swine Dysentery - Antimicrobial PK/PD analysis2004
 
*Valnemulin - Swine Dysentery, PK/PD Analysis: 2004
    (Poster presentation: "Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine" conference)
 
*Enzootic pneumonia - Prevention, Treatment, PK/PD Analysis: 2004
 
* MICs & Efficacy Models for Gut Infections (Free e-Book!)
 
*Oral Antimicrobial Medication - Pharmacokinetics in Pigs
 
*Antimicrobial Sensitivity - Data for Major Pig Bacterial Pathogens
 

Sensitivity/Resistance

*Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to People: June 2017
 
*Zinc Oxide in Weaner Pigs - EU Decision Day is approaching!: June 2017
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance - Animal to Human Transmission of AMR: Dec. 2016
 
*Antimicrobial Usage Targets in Pigs : Nov. 2016
 
*Antibiotics Measures: A Global OverviewSeptember 2016
 
*Human Antimicrobial Resistance: Chicken, Dairy & Pigmeat Attribution ModelsJuly 2016
 
*Antimicrobial Usage Monitoring - Pig Veterinary Practices Spreadsheet: June 2016
 
*Antibiotic Use & Resistance in People: May 2016
 
*Antimicrobials - Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People: May 2016
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance - The Link between Animals & Man : April 2016
     [Presentation at the 15th Chulalongkorn University Veterinary Conference 2016]
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance - Myths and Realities : April 2016
 
*7 EU Antibiotic Remarks that Need Clarification : March 2016
 
*Antibiotics: Prevention out - Treatment in? : March 2016
 
*Antibiotics and Prevention: March 2016
 
*Antimicrobials: Colistin in Animals: a High Risk for Resistance Selection in Europe?: Feb. 2016
 
*Colistin Resistance - A Mini Survey in the EU : December 2015
 
*New Colistin Resistance Gene found in China : November 2015
 
*Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People: November 2015
 
*ESBL: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People - Resistance Transfer: October 2015
 
*ESBL: Are We being Hoodwinked Again? : October 2015
 
*Antimicrobials: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People : September 2015
 
*Antimicrobials: Has the EU Parliament Resorted to Propaganda? : September 2015
 
*One Health - Are We getting any Closer? : August 2015
 
*Sweden - Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) Resistance & The Environment : July 2015
 
*The Classification of Antimicrobials - A Clash of E.U. & U.S. Views : June 2015
 
*Bacteria and Antimicrobials - A Concise Compendium: May 2015
 
*Debate continues: EC's Proposals on Medicated Animal Feed: March 2015
 
*BLOG: Antibiotic Bans - Past, Present & Future: January 2015
 
*Effects of Tetracycline & Zinc on Selection of MRSA in Pigs: 2014
 
*Antibiotic Surveys - Significance? - December 2014
 
*New Medicated Feed Regulation Proposals: October 2014
 
*Antimicrobial Usage Monitoring in UK - Red Tractor Scheme: Oct. 2014
     [Published courtesy of "Pig World"]
 
*Minimum Inhibitory Concentration & Minimum Bactericidal Concentration Results for Brachyspira species - What is the Difference?
ESPHM meeting, Sorrento, Italy, May 2014
 
*Prioritising Antibiotic Use in Pig Production - Ranking of Antimicrobials : May 2014
 
*Human Antibiotic Resistance - The Myth Dispelled! : January 2014
 
*Cephalosporin Use - Shock, Horror! - Or is it? : Nov. 2013
 
*ESVAC data - Antibiotic Use Dropped 10% : Oct. 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Use Monitoring - What is the Best Method? : : Oct. 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Use in Swine Production - David G S Burch interviewed by Dagmara Chelstowska: English   Polish
     [Published courtesy of "Hoduj z głową. Świnie" 2013]
 
*Antimicrobial Use in Pigs - Where is it Going? : 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine: 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance in the Netherlands: 2013
 
*Why is Antimicrobial Resistance in Pigs NOT so Important for Public Health?: 2013
     [Courtesy of "The Pig Journal" 68, 27-39]
 
*Does Adding Antibiotics to Animal Feed Pose a Serious Risk to Human Health?2013
     [British Medical Journal debate]
 
*Prudent Use of Antimicrobials - What is Going on in Europe?"2013
 
*Europe asks EMA for Antibiotic Resistance Advice: 2013
 
*Campylobacter Infections in Man - Is it a Pig Problem? : 2013
 
*MRSA: A Tale of Two Epidemics : 2013
 
*EC: Depend on Science, not ‘Precautionary Principle’ : 2013
 
*The Rise and Fall of Antibiotics in Pig Production: 2012 (3Mb PDF)
     [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
 
*Quo Vadis? The EU on Antimicrobial Resistance : 2012
 
*MRSA & ESBL-producing Bacteria - Don’t let the Danish tail wag the European body : 2012
 
*Current Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Issues in the European Union — Reality and Resolution: Nov. 2012
     [The 'Dr Roy Schultz Lecture' at the 20th Iowa State University Swine Disease Conference, November 8-9, 2012]
 
*Why is Antimicrobial Resistance in Pigs NOT so Important for Public Health?: Summary & Full Paper
     [Presentation at the Societa Italiana di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini (SIPAS) Meeting, Parma, Italy, October 2012]
 
*Infection Transmission, Pig->Man Resistance: 2012
 
*Carbapenemase Resistance - Beta-lactam Antibiotics: 2012
 
*Antibiotic Resistance Updates - Should Vets Dispense Medicines? 2012
 
*Antibiotic Resistance - Impact on the Irish Pig Industry: 2012   News report
     [Presentation at the Irish Pig Health Society Symposium, Mullingar, Ireland, 22nd May 2012]
 
*Potential Effects of Carryover of Antimicrobials in Pig Feed: 2011
 
*Pig feed: Potential Effects of Antimicrobial Carryover: 2011 (slow download 6.5Mb PDF)
     [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance - Veterinary and Public Health Concerns in Europe: 2011
     [Published courtesy of "Suis"]
 
*Resistencia a Antimicrobianos: Implicaciones en Europa Sobre la Salud Pública y la Veterinaria (I): 2011
     [Published courtesy of "Suis"]
 
*Resistencia a Antimicrobianos: Implicaciones en Europa Sobre la Salud Pública y la Veterinaria (II): 2011
     [Published courtesy of "Suis"]
 
*Improving Milk Production – Are we missing some tricks? : July 2011
 
*Antimicrobial Concentrations in Plasma & Lung and their Relationships to
      Bacterial Respiratory Infections
: 2011 [Published courtesy of "The Pig Journal"]
 
*MRSA in Pigs: A Link with Cephalosporins? 2010 [.PDF 2.2Mb]
     [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
 
*MICs & MBCs of Tiamulin against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP): 2010
 
*Rational Use of Antibiotics in Relation to Antibiotic Resistance : English   Italian
     [from Proceedings of the Società Italiana di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini pp.89-102, 2009]
 
*Antimicrobial Resistance in Swine Production: Review
     [Published courtesy of Cambridge University Press]
 
*Antibiotic Growth Promoters - EU Withdrawal 2006Anticipated effects
 
*WHO/OIE Antimicrobial Alert: Antimicrobials for Human Use
 
*Antibiotic Growth Promoters 2 - Diarrhoea Defence Strategies - 2005
 
*Antibiotic Growth Promoters 1 - 2006 Withdrawal Concerns - 2005
 
*Problems of Antibiotic Resistance in Pigs in the UK: .DOC (313Kb)   .RTF (921Kb)   .PDF (1.2Mb)
 
* Antimicrobial Sensitivity & Resistance (Free e-Book!)
 
*Antibiotic growth promoters - will they be missed in 2006? EU & UK
 
*Did growth promoter ban have desired effect? Denmark
 
*Clinical Impact of Veterinary Prescribing and Resistance: review
 
*Antimicrobial Sensitivity - Data for Major Pig Bacterial Pathogens
 

Products

*Zinc Oxide in Weaner Pigs - EU Decision Day is approaching!: June 2017
 
*Zinc Oxide for Prevention of Post-weaning Enteritis/Diarrhoea - EU Update: March 2017
 
*Ban on Therapeutic Use of Zinc Oxide - It’s Decision Time! : March 2017
 
*4 Reasons why ZnO Ban in Pigs is Unfortunate : Dec. 2016
 
*Antimicrobial Usage Targets in Pigs : Nov. 2016
 
*Antimicrobials: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People: Feb. 2016
 
*Antimicrobials: Colistin in Animals: a High Risk for Resistance Selection in Europe?: Feb. 2016
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Combination of Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid
against Streptococcus Suis, Pasteurella Multocida & Actinobacillus Pleuropneumoniae
July 2015
     [Paper presented at 13th International Conference of The European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 19-22 July 2015, Nantes, France]
 
*Bacteria and Antimicrobials - A Concise Compendium: May 2015
 
*European Commission (EC) proposals on Veterinary Medicines: Definitions: 2014
 
*New Medicated Feed Regulation Proposals: 2014
 
*New Antimicrobial Usage Monitoring in UK - Red Tractor Scheme: 2014
     [Published courtesy of "Pig World"]
 
*FLORVIO™ - Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic aspects of Florfenicol in Swine: 2014
 
*ESVAC data - Antibiotic Use Dropped 10% : 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Use Monitoring - What is the Best Method? : : 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine: October 2013
 
*Antimicrobial Use in Pigs - Where is it Going? : September 2013
 
*EC: Depend on Science, not ‘Precautionary Principle’ : 2013
 
*The Rise and Fall of Antibiotics in Pig Production: 2012 (3Mb PDF)
     [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
 
*Comparison of Tiamulin (Denagard®) with Tylosin (Tylan®) Premix for the Treatment of Ileitis: June 2012
     [Presented at the IPVS Congress, Jeju Island, Korea]
 
*Antimicrobial Concentrations in Plasma & Lung and their Relationships to
      Bacterial Respiratory Infections
: 2011 [Published courtesy of "The Pig Journal"]
 
*MICs & MBCs of Tiamulin against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP): 2010
 
*Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of Denagard® and Econor®
     Use for Enteric & Respiratory Disease Control
: 2010   (.PDF)
 
*Swine Dysentery Eradication – Choosing the right drug, dose & duration : 2009
     [Published courtesy of "www.pig333.com"]
 
*New Ileitis & Colitis Treatment Indications for Denagard Premix2008
 
*Formi® - Salmonella Control via the Stomach2004
 
*Formi® - Growth promoters past, present & future2004
 
*Formi® - Improve Gut Health to cut Salmonella Infection2004
 
*Valnemulin for Prevention & Treatment of Ileitis & Colitis2004
 
*Valnemulin - New Indications for Colitis and Ileitis
 
*Chlortetracycline - Versatile antibiotic for pig medication
 
*Penicillin V - More than just Streptococcus meningitis control
 
*Valnemulin - for swine dysentery & enzootic pneumonia - Premix
 
*Antimicrobial Product Stability in Acidified Feeds - Review
 
*"Nuflor® Swine Injectable" - for pneumonia in pigs - New antibiotic
 
*Pig Bacterial Pathogens - Antimicrobial sensitivity
 

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ENTERIC DISEASES AND THERAPY
 
    *Zinc Oxide for Prevention of Post-weaning Enteritis/Diarrhoea - EU Update: March 2017
     
    *Ban on Therapeutic Use of Zinc Oxide - It’s Decision Time! : March 2017
     
    *4 Reasons why ZnO Ban in Pigs is Unfortunate : Dec. 2016
     
    *HOW DO I GET IT RIGHT? - POST WEANING DISEASE CONTROL - A UK PERSPECTIVE : April 2016
     
    *PEDv is still active in US Swine Herds : November 2015
     
    *Preventing Five Major Pig Diseases in the Breeding Herd: October 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Pathogens & Prevention"]
     
    *Bacteria and Antimicrobials - A Concise Compendium: May 2015
     
    *Prevention and Control of Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy ("Ileitis"): January 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Albeitar"]
     
    *Control y Prevención de La Enteropatía Proliferativa: January 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Albeitar"]
     
    *Virus Infections of Pigs - "Viral Matters" blog: 2014
     
    *The Role of Zinc for Piglet Health: 2014
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *Improving Herd Health by Eradicating Endemic Diseases: 2014
     
    *Minimum Inhibitory Concentration & Minimum Bactericidal Concentration Results for Brachyspira species - What is the Difference?
    ESPHM meeting, Sorrento, Italy, May 2014 *Prioritising Antibiotic Use in Pig Production - Ranking of Antimicrobials : May 2014
     
    *Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus [PEDV] A disaster waiting to happen in the EU! : March 2014
     
    *Antimicrobial Use in Swine Production - David G S Burch interviewed by Dagmara Chelstowska: English   Polish
         [Published courtesy of "Hoduj z głową. Świnie" 2013]
     
    *Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine: October 2013
     
    *Review of the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) Edinburgh: July 2013
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress" 29, 29-31]
     
    *Campylobacter Infections in Man - Is it a Pig Problem? : April 2013
     
    *Managing Lawsonia & Brachyspira Infections Using Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic Pinciples;: .PDF   MS Word
         [AASV Conference, San Diego USA, March 2013]
     
    *Is Swine Dysentery Creeping Back in UK, U.S. Canada? - New Strains? 2012
     
    *Comparison of Tiamulin (Denagard®) with Tylosin (Tylan®) Premix for the Treatment of Ileitis: June 2012
         [Presented at the IPVS Congress, Jeju Island, Korea]
     
    *Drinking Water Treatment of ileitis with Denagard® (tiamulin) - Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics: May 2012
        (Poster presentation ESPHM, Bruges, Belgium, April 2012)
     
    *Ileitis (Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy) - Treatment and Control: 2011 (.PDF 387Kb)
     
    *Tratamiento y Control de la Ileítis (Enteropatía Proliferativa Porcina): 2011 (.PDF 627Kb)
     
    *Healthy Pig for a Healthy Life: The Role of Medicines and Vaccines: 2011
        Proceedings of The 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 7-9 March 2011, Pattaya, Thailand p.S33
     
    *Pig Health, Diseases & Medication - Short Articles: 2011
     
    *Eradication of Swine Dysentery in Outdoor Breeding Herd & Production Pyramid: IPVS 2010
     
    *Colitis in Grower Pigs - The Profit Stealer! : April 2010   .PDF version [1.7Mb]
         [Published courtesy of "Pig and Poultry Marketing"]
     
    *Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of Denagard® and Econorv
         Use for Enteric & Respiratory Disease Control
    : 2010   (.PDF)
     
    *Swine Dysentery Eradication – Choosing the right drug, dose & duration : 2009
         [Published courtesy of "www.pig333.com"]
     
    *Swine Dysentery Eradication – Medication Programmes : 2009
         [Published courtesy of "Pig World"]
     
    *New Ileitis & Colitis Treatment Indications for Denagard® Premix2008
     
    *Salmonellosis - Unravelling some of the Mysteries2007
     
    *Tiamutin & Lincospectin Water Medication of Enteric-Respiratory InfectionsFinishing Pigs
     
    *Swine Dysentery - The Tough Survivor!Symptoms - Cause - Control
     
    *Antibiotic Growth Promoters 2 - Diarrhoea Defence Strategies - 2005
     
    *Antibiotic Growth Promoters 1 - 2006 Withdrawal Concerns - 2005
     
    *Improve Gut Health to cut Salmonella Infection2004
     
    *Valnemulin for Prevention & Treatment of Ileitis & Colitis2004
     
    *Valnemulin - Swine Dysentery, PK/PD Analysis: 2004
        (Poster presentation: "Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine" conference)
     
    *Valnemulin - New Indications for Colitis and Ileitis
     
    * MICs & Efficacy Models for Gut Infections (Free e-Book!)
     
    *Controlling diarrhoea in growing pigs - Grey scour syndrome
     
    *Valnemulin - for swine dysentery & enzootic pneumonia - Premix
     
    *Ileitis, Colitis & Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy: Control (.PDF)
     

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RESPIRATORY DISEASES AND THERAPY
 
*Successful Attempt to Eradicate PRRS Virus & Enzootic Pneumonia from a Breeder/Finisher Herd: June 2016
 
*Attempted Eradication of PRRS Virus, Enzootic Pneumonia, Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia & Streptococcal Meningitis: June 2016
 
*HOW DO I GET IT RIGHT? - POST WEANING DISEASE CONTROL - A UK PERSPECTIVE : April 2016
 
*Preventing Five Major Pig Diseases in the Breeding Herd: October 2015
     [Published courtesy of "Pathogens & Prevention"]
 
*Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Combination of Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid
against Streptococcus Suis, Pasteurella Multocida & Actinobacillus Pleuropneumoniae
July 2015
     [Paper presented at 13th International Conference of The European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 19-22 July 2015, Nantes, France]
 
*Eradication of Diseases - to Reduce Antibiotic Use: April 2015
 
*Virus Infections of Pigs - "Viral Matters" blog: 2014
 
*FLORVIO™ - Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic aspects of Florfenicol in Swine: 2014
 
*Improving Herd Health by Eradicating Endemic Diseases: 2014
 
*Prioritising Antibiotic Use in Pig Production - Ranking of Antimicrobials : 2014
 
*Antimicrobial Use in Swine Production - David G S Burch interviewed by Dagmara Chelstowska: English   Polish
     [Published courtesy of "Hoduj z głową. Świnie" 2013]
 
*Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine: 2013
 
*Review of the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) Edinburgh: 2013
     [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress" 29, 29-31]
 
*Comparison of PRRS Effects on Herd Performance in U.S. and Denmark : 2013
 
*Pig Health, Diseases & Medication - Short Articles: 2011
 
*Economic Benefits: Eradication of Enzootic Pneumonia & PRRS from new 800-Gilt Herd: IPVS 2010
 
Therapy
    *Antimicrobial Usage Monitoring - Pig Veterinary Practices Spreadsheet: 2016
     
    *Effects of Tetracycline & Zinc on Selection of MRSA in Pigs: 2014
     
    *Antibiotic Surveys - Significance? - December 2014
     
    *Prioritising Antibiotic Use in Pig Production - Ranking of Antimicrobials : 2014
     
    *Antimicrobial Use in Swine Production - David G S Burch interviewed by Dagmara Chelstowska: English   Polish
         [Published courtesy of "Hoduj z głową. Świnie" 2013]
     
    *Healthy Pig for a Healthy Life: The Role of Medicines and Vaccines: 2011
        Proceedings of The 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 7-9 March 2011, Pattaya, Thailand p.S33
     
    *Antimicrobial Concentrations in Plasma & Lung and their Relationships to
          Bacterial Respiratory Infections
    : 2011 [Published courtesy of "The Pig Journal"]
     
    *MICs & MBCs of Tiamulin against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP): 2010
     
    *Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of Denagard® and Econor®
         Use for Enteric & Respiratory Disease Control
    : 2010   (.PDF)
     
    *Tiamutin & Lincospectin Water Medication of Enteric-Respiratory InfectionsFinishing Pigs
     
    *Enzootic pneumonia - Prevention, Treatment, PK/PD Analysis: 2004
     
    *Controlling Mycoplasmal (Enzootic) PneumoniaReview
     
    *Mycoplasma eradication - the Danish wayReview
     
    *PMWS - Controlling Secondary Infections
     
    *Valnemulin - for swine dysentery & enzootic pneumonia - Premix
     
    *Control of Respiratory Disease - Is there an Answer?
     
Vaccination
    *Successful Attempt to Eradicate PRRS Virus & Enzootic Pneumonia from a Breeder/Finisher Herd: June 2016
     
    *Attempted Eradication of PRRS Virus, Enzootic Pneumonia, Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia & Streptococcal Meningitis: June 2016
     
    *HOW DO I GET IT RIGHT? - POST WEANING DISEASE CONTROL - A UK PERSPECTIVE : April 2016
     
    *Preventing Five Major Pig Diseases in the Breeding Herd: October 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Pathogens & Prevention"]
     
    *Eradication of Diseases - to Reduce Antibiotic Use: April 2015
     
    *Virus Infections of Pigs - "Viral Matters" blog: 2014
     
    *Healthy Pig for a Healthy Life: The Role of Medicines and Vaccines: April 2011
        Proceedings of The 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 7-9 March 2011, Pattaya, Thailand p.S33
     
    *Effective Pneumonia Control for Cost-Effective Pig Production: 2007 (.PDF 430Kb)
     
    *Cost of Disease - Enzootic Pneumonia2007
     
    *Mycoplasma vaccination (1) - One shot or two? risk assessment
     
    *Mycoplasma vaccination (2) - Passive immunity: effect on vaccine
     
    *Mycoplasma vaccination (3) - Vaccines: comparative studies
     
    *Factors in vaccine response: Maternal antibodies & Age

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PMWS / PCVAD / PCV-2
 
    *HOW DO I GET IT RIGHT? - POST WEANING DISEASE CONTROL - A UK PERSPECTIVE : April 2016
     
    *Preventing Five Major Pig Diseases in the Breeding Herd: October 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Pathogens & Prevention"]
     
    *Improving Herd Health by Eradicating Endemic Diseases: June 2014
     
    *Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine: October 2013
     
    *Review of the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) Edinburgh: July 2013
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress" 29, 29-31]
     
    *PCV2 Vaccination - Sows, Piglets or Both? : May 22 2013
     
    *Healthy Pig for a Healthy Life: The Role of Medicines and Vaccines: 2011
        Proceedings of The 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 7-9 March 2011, Pattaya, Thailand p.S33
     
    *Pig Health, Diseases & Medication - Short Articles: 2011
     
    *The Effect of PCV2 on Liveweight and Mortality : 2010
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *The Cost/Benefit of PCV2 Vaccination - Excel Calculator : 2010
     
    *Ten years of PCV2 in the UK : 2009 (.PDF 713 Kb)
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *Controlling Finisher PCV2 Mortality:
         Vaccination Results & Infection Dynamics
    : 2009
        [Published courtesy of "www.pig333.com"]
     
    *Control of PCV2 Associated Disease Through Vaccination : 2008
         [published Courtesy of "International Pig Topics"]
     
    *Are We Underestimating the Impact of PCV2? : 2008
         [published in "Asian Pork" Magazine]
     
    *Porcine Circovirus Vaccines - Where are We?  2008
         [published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *PCVD - Pathogenesis to Protection - Cost & benefit of PCV2 piglet vaccines2008
         [published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *Porcine Circovirus Type 2 Vaccines - 2008 Update2008
     
    *PMWS Control - Now and in The Future2008
     
    *5th International Symposium: Emerging & Re-emerging Pig Diseases: 2007
     
    *PMWS in Pigs - Future Perspectives for Asian Pork: 2007
     
    *Breakthrough in PMWS & Circovirus control2007
     
    *Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases (PCVAD)The Changing Picture
     
    *Costs of PCV-2 Infection in United Kingdom PigsDisease Economics
     
    *Europe meets N. America over PMWS/PCVADThe Way Forward
     
    *PCV-2 Vaccines are on their Way!PMWS vaccination - 2007
     
    *Costs of PCV-2 Infection in Finishing Pigs - Benefits of Vaccination2007
     
    *Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome - PCV-2 Vaccines2007
     
    *PMWS/PCVD - Is There a Way to its Control?  PMWS Vaccination
     
    *PMWS - Controlling Secondary Infections
     
    *PMWS - The Role of Mycotoxins: Fact or Fiction? (.PDF)
     
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REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINES
 
    *Preventing Five Major Pig Diseases in the Breeding Herd: October 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Pathogens & Prevention"]
     
    *Improving Milk Production - Are we missing some tricks? : July 2011
     
    *Breeding Management ToolsReview
     
    *Planate - Planned induction of farrowing: Review
     
 
FOOD SAFETY
 
    *Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to People: June 2017
     
    *Zinc Oxide in Weaner Pigs - EU Decision Day is approaching!: June 2017
     
    *Ban on Therapeutic Use of Zinc Oxide - It’s Decision Time! : March 2017
     
    *4 Reasons why ZnO Ban in Pigs is Unfortunate : Dec. 2016
     
    *Antimicrobial Resistance - Animal to Human Transmission of AMR: Dec. 2016
     
    *Antimicrobial Usage Targets in Pigs : Nov. 2016
     
    *Antibiotics Measures: A global OverviewSeptember 2016
     
    *Human Antimicrobial Resistance: Chicken, Dairy & Pigmeat Attribution ModelsJuly 2016
     
    *Antimicrobial Usage Monitoring - Pig Veterinary Practices Spreadsheet: June 2016
     
    *Antibiotic Use & Resistance in People: May 2016
     
    *Antimicrobials - Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People: May 2016
     
    *Antimicrobial Resistance - The Link between Animals & Man : April 2016
         [Presentation at the 15th Chulalongkorn University Veterinary Conference 2016]
     
    *ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE - MYTHS AND REALITIES : April 2016
     
    *New Colistin Resistance Gene found in China : November 2015
     
    *Use of Antibiotics in Animals & People: November 2015
     
    *ESBL: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People - Resistance Transfer: October 2015
     
    *ESBL: Are We being Hoodwinked Again? : October 2015
     
    *Antimicrobials: Use of Antibiotics in Animals and People : September 2015
     
    *Antimicrobials: Has the EU Parliament Resorted to Propaganda? : September 2015
     
    *One Health - Are We getting any Closer? : August 2015
     
    *Debate continues: EC's Proposals on Medicated Animal Feed: March 2015
     
    *BLOG: Antibiotic Bans - Past, Present & Future: January 2015
     
    *European Commission (EC) proposals on Veterinary Medicines: Definitions: December 2014
     
    *Effects of Tetracycline & Zinc on Selection of MRSA in Pigs: 2014
     
    *Antibiotic Surveys - Significance? - December 2014
     
    *New Medicated Feed Regulation Proposals: October 2014
     
    *New Antimicrobial Usage Monitoring in UK - Red Tractor Scheme: Oct 2014
         [Published courtesy of "Pig World"]
     
    *Prioritising Antibiotic Use in Pig Production - Ranking of Antimicrobials : May 2014
     
    *Human Antibiotic Resistance - The Myth Dispelled! : January 2014
     
    *Cephalosporin Use - Shock, Horror! - Or is it? : Nov. 2013
     
    *Antimicrobial Use in Swine Production - David G S Burch interviewed by Dagmara Chelstowska: English   Polish
         [Published courtesy of "Hoduj z głową. Świnie" 2013]
     
    *Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine: October 2013
     
    *Antimicrobial Use in Pigs - Where is it Going? : September 2013
     
    *Why is Antimicrobial Resistance in Pigs NOT so Important for Public Health?: August 2013
         [Courtesy of "The Pig Journal" 68, 27-39]
     
    *Why is Antimicrobial Resistance in Pigs NOT so Important for Public Health?: Summary & Full Paper
         [Presentation at the Societa Italiana di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini (SIPAS) Meeting, Parma, Italy, October 2012]
     
    *Campylobacter Infections in Man - Is it a Pig Problem? : April 2013
     
    *MRSA: A Tale of Two Epidemics : February 2013
     
    *EC: Depend on Science, not ‘Precautionary Principle’ : January 2013
     
    *The Rise and Fall of Antibiotics in Pig Production: December 2012 (3Mb PDF)
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *MRSA in Pigs: A Link with Cephalosporins? 2010 [.PDF 2.2Mb]
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *Questions & Answers around MRSA in pigs : 2008 (2Mb .PDF file)
         [published Courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *OPINION on article: "Beware Lazy Ways with Antibiotics" : 2008
     
    *Antibiotic Growth Promoters - EU Withdrawal 2006Anticipated effects
     
    *Antibiotic Growth Promoters 1 - 2006 Withdrawal Concerns - 2005
     
    *Growth Promoters - Withdrawal on January 1st 20062004
     
    *Campylobacter transmission from Pig to Human - Risk assessment: HTML or PDF
     
    *Pigmeat versus other Meats as sources of: Salmonella & Campylobacter
     
    *Antibiotic growth promoters - will they be missed in 2006? EU & UK
     
    *Did growth promoter ban have desired effect? Denmark
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OTHER PIG HEALTH TOPICS
 
    *HOW DO I GET IT RIGHT? - POST WEANING DISEASE CONTROL - A UK PERSPECTIVE : April 2016
     
    *Preventing Five Major Pig Diseases in the Breeding Herd: October 2015
         [Published courtesy of "Pathogens & Prevention"]
     
    *Eradication of Diseases - to Reduce Antibiotic Use: April 2015
     
    *Virus Infections of Pigs - "Viral Matters" blog: 2014
     
    *Improving Herd Health by Eradicating Endemic Diseases: June 2014
     
    *Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus [PEDV] A disaster waiting to happen in the EU! : March 2014
     
    *Review of the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) Edinburgh: July 2013
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress" 29, 29-31]
     
    *EU Gestation Stalls Ban : January 2013
     
    *Going for Performance and High Welfare: May 2012
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *Pig Veterinary Conferences – Are they getting a little Overcrowded? : 2011
     
    *PK/PD Integration of Tiamulin (Denagard®) by Injection against Mycoplasmal Joint Infections: May 2011
     
    *"Mycoplasmal Arthritis - A Niggling Disease Problem?": 2011 (.PDF 2Mb)
         [Published courtesy of "Pig Progress"]
     
    *Boar Taint - It's Like Playing Russian Roulette! : 2009
         [Published courtesy of "Pig World"]
     
    *The UK Pig Industry - Current Status2008 (.PDF 588Kb)
     
    *Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals - New Book2008
     
    *UK Pig Welfare Regulations Warning - Pig Veterinary Society2006
     
    *David Burch - President of the Pig Veterinary SocietyNews Release
     

 

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