Issue Brief

Capitol Hill Briefing: Reducing Antibiotic Resistance

Lessons Learned in Denmark

On May 5, 2010, Pew hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill in collaboration with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Louise Slaughter, and Rep. Howard Berman. Panelists included an official from the World Health Organization, a veterinarian from Denmark's Technical University, the proprietor of a Danish hog farm and a scientist from Denmark's State Serum Institute.

Antimicrobial resistance from use of antimicrobials in food animals

- Jorgen Schlundt and Awa Aidara-Kane, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, World Health Organization

Effects of the termination of non-therapeutic antimicrobials on the Danish swine and broiler industry 

- Hanne-Dorthe Emborg, DVM, PhD ; National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

How to have successful weaning without AGP

- Kaj Munck, Bøgekærgård, Faxe, Denmark

Transfer of resistant bacteria from animals to humans 

- Niels Frimodt-Møller, MD, DMSc.; Dept. for Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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