MRSA in pig herds

MRSA is an acronym for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is a type of staphylococcus that is resistant to certain kinds of antibiotics.

The bacteria do not cause disease in pigs and pork from these pigs does not constitute a risk to consumers. MRSA 398 is consequently not a food safety issue and not a problem for healthy individuals.

MRSA 398 is present in the dust in the animal housing.

MRSA 398 is a type of MRSA which is particularly prevalent in pig farms. The pig carries MRSA 398 on its skin or in its snout. In pig housing, MRSA 398 will be in the dust, on all surfaces and in the air.

Stalosan F is highly efficient against MRSA and has been tested under laboratory conditions by Eurofins and in on-farm settings by LIFE, University of Copenhagen.

The studies concluded that Stalosan F has a clear effect in combating MRSA in an approximated animal house environment and Stalosan F’s ability to control airborne MRSA was particularly interesting, seeing that MRSA CC398 is primarily transmitted to humans through dust particles in the air in the animal house.

MRSA lab test, Eurofins

MRSA Danboks pen test, LIFE, University of Copenhagen

Press release: Stalosan F could be a new weapon for combating the antibiotic-resistant MRSA