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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2013

Proof of concept for eradication of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium from broiler farms

Nilsson, Oskar; Vågsholm, Ivar; Bengtsson, Björn

Abstract

Background - Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in Swedish broiler production has been shown to persist at farms between batches. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the possibility to eliminate VRE by disinfection of compartments in broiler houses as a proof of concept.
Findings - VRE could not be detected in environmental samples from the disinfected test compartments in the broiler houses but was detected in environmental samples from the control compartments. The proportion of broilers colonized with VRE decreased in both the test and the control compartments.

Conclusions - The results are promising and show that the occurrence of VRE in broiler houses can be reduced by adequate cleaning and disinfection with a combination of steam and formaldehyde.

Keywords

VRE, Eradication, Proof of concept, Disinfection

Published in

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
2013, volume: 55, article number: 46

Authors' information

Nilsson, Oskar
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
Bengtsson, Björn
National Veterinary Institute (SVA)

UKÄ Subject classification

Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Clinical Science
Pathobiology

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1751-0147-55-46

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/44188