Project

Quantification of the effect of biosecurity measures on the antimicrobial use, health and production in pig farms

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
antimicrobial use epidemiology biosecurity
 
Project description

In this study the relation between biosecurity measures and the antimicrobial use, health and production in pig frams is evaluated. First a cross-sectional study is performed to determine the most infuential biosecurity characthersitics after which they are further tested both in a cohort and experimental field trial.