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Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity

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Washing sows (n = 12 per herd) on four Belgian pig farms positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) had no significant effect on MRSA status of the sow's skin (P = .32) or nares (P = 1.00). In 64% of cases, the same strain was detected before and after washing.
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sow, hygienic measures, animal husbandry, MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, swine

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Verhegghe, Marijke, Florence Crombé, Ingrid De Man, Freddy Haesebrouck, Patrick Butaye, Marc Heyndrickx, and Guido Rasschaert. 2013. “Preliminary Study of the Effect of Sow Washing, as Performed on the Farm, on Livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Status and Strain Diversity.” Journal of Swine Health and Production 21 (6): 313–319.
APA
Verhegghe, M., Crombé, F., De Man, I., Haesebrouck, F., Butaye, P., Heyndrickx, M., & Rasschaert, G. (2013). Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity. JOURNAL OF SWINE HEALTH AND PRODUCTION, 21(6), 313–319.
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Verhegghe M, Crombé F, De Man I, Haesebrouck F, Butaye P, Heyndrickx M, et al. Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity. JOURNAL OF SWINE HEALTH AND PRODUCTION. 2013;21(6):313–9.
MLA
Verhegghe, Marijke, Florence Crombé, Ingrid De Man, et al. “Preliminary Study of the Effect of Sow Washing, as Performed on the Farm, on Livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Status and Strain Diversity.” JOURNAL OF SWINE HEALTH AND PRODUCTION 21.6 (2013): 313–319. Print.
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  abstract     = {Washing sows (n = 12 per herd) on four Belgian pig farms positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) had no significant effect on MRSA status of the sow's skin (P = .32) or nares (P = 1.00). In 64\% of cases, the same strain was detected before and after washing.},
  author       = {Verhegghe, Marijke and Cromb{\'e}, Florence and De Man, Ingrid and Haesebrouck, Freddy and Butaye, Patrick and Heyndrickx, Marc and Rasschaert, Guido},
  issn         = {1537-209X},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF SWINE HEALTH AND PRODUCTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {313--319},
  title        = {Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2013},
}

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