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Multi-drug resistant staph in 1 of 4 supermarket meat samples
Ars Technica | April 17, 2011 | Maryn McKenna

Posted on 04/19/2011 11:05:04 AM PDT by neverdem

Ars Technica is from Condé Nast, so it can't be posted. Go to the link.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Testing
KEYWORDS: antibioticresistance; health; medicine; microbiology

1 posted on 04/19/2011 11:05:10 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; Battle Axe; null and void; ...

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2 posted on 04/19/2011 11:09:09 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

You protect growing cattle with lifelong antibiotic exposure in the feed for going on 3 decades now, it’s bound to have consequences.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 11:12:34 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: neverdem

Wow. So I’ve been eating meat with antibiotic resistant staph and I’m still here. Eating meat. Rare. With horseradish on the side.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 11:16:42 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: traderrob6

You protect growing cattle with lifelong antibiotic exposure in the feed for going on 3 decades now, it’s bound to have consequences.””

I can tell by your statement you know alot about raising cattle.. sarc


5 posted on 04/19/2011 11:17:00 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: VeniVidiVici

Makes me curious about the medicinal qualities of horseradish.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 11:29:17 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Are cattle, pigs, chickens not given antibiotics to fatten them up? 60%-70% of antibiotics sold in this country are given to livestock.
7 posted on 04/19/2011 11:32:43 AM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge the RINO's.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

I have a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, I ran a Research Farm for Dekalb for 3 yrs, sold Breeding stock for 14 years, was a Plant Buyer for 8, and started a meat brokerage business 12 years ago that sells 10 million+ lbs of Meat and Poultry annually smart a$$.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 11:41:14 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

so you’re a vegetarian, right?

;)


9 posted on 04/19/2011 11:48:02 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: traderrob6

My husband raised beef cattle for many years, he only fed the calves medicated feed for 2 weeks after they were weaned because of stress. It was too expensive for life long feeding. What happens in feed lots I don’t know.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 11:52:12 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: petercooper

Sometimes they are given antibiotics depending on stage of growth. Cattle and pigs on the finishing ration don’t get antibiotics. I raise cattle and never give any antibiotics unless I have a pneumonia case to treat.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Neoliberalnot

I forgot to mention that Staph aureus is part of the normal flora of human skin.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 11:58:05 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: neverdem
These bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics but, fortunately, they are not resistant to heat. If what I read is true, there have only been two documented foodborne outbreaks of the antibiotic resistant strain of this bacteria and both cases were caused by food handlers rather than the food.

Foodborne illness in this country has been declining for a long time now and less than 1% of all foodborne illnesses are caused by staph. Half of the population has these bacteria living in their nasal passages. This is just more media alarmism paving the way for an expanded government.

13 posted on 04/19/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

“I forgot to mention that Staph aureus is part of the normal flora of human skin.”

It’s not the normal everyday skin variety of staph that is the issue, it’s the mutated highly resistant varieties that are initiated and propagated by the repeated exposure to use of antibiotics. (ie. particularly Erythromycin, Tetracycline, Procaine Penicillin etc.)

Just because you are discrminating in your usage doesn’t mean that’s the norm. Antibiotics are often used as a crutch for poor management and there’s plenty of that out there.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 12:13:51 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

What you are talking about is an extreme rarity. Staph aureus is not part of bovine flora. MRSAs are far more likely to arise in human hospitals. AIDS patients are the #1 breeding ground for antibiotic resistant microbes.


15 posted on 04/19/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: traderrob6

Same as with humans. The industry has used too many antibiotics and now they seem to have to, we don’t use antibiotics unless one of them is sick but we do backgrounding not feeding.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Neoliberalnot

Hmmmm, ever heard of mastitis?


17 posted on 04/19/2011 12:46:14 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: neverdem

It’s worth it to find good sources of organic, grass fed, or pastured meat. G-d does not want us to eat unclean animals, and that goes beyond the kosher thing — we are not supposed to eat dead or sick animals. Those of you who live more rural have it easier - you can find your own farms. But even in the cities there are either stores or mail order. I enjoy my meat and none of the farms have ever been in the news for staph or e coli.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: traderrob6

Indeed I have heard of Staph aureus mastitis which is spread by milker’s hands that contaminate the udder and the milking units. It is not part of bovine normal flora.


19 posted on 04/19/2011 1:05:37 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Neoliberalnot

Good grief, are you trying to be obtuse? SA mastitis is just one good example of the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in cattle. There are more.

Who gives a rats behind how it was introduced or whether “it’s part of bovine normal flora”. SA in cattle is not “a rarity” as you proclaim. SA IS contagious meaning it can transfer from on animal to another. Once it is introduced it can proliferate without human intervention. If it exists at all in a given animal and that animal is overtreated with antibiotics for whatever affliction then there a more than fair chance that a resistant variety will emerge.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

The point is the origin of SA is humans, not animals. Furthermore, antibiotics are also overused in humans. How many bacteria do you think developed resistance to Penicillin, long before it was used in animals. It is the nature of the beast. As long as we use antibiotics, resistant populations will emerge.
It is estimated that a new viral disease emerges somewhere on the planet every 3 months and this has nothing to do with antibiotic use.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 2:23:20 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: married21
Makes me curious about the medicinal qualities of horseradish.

Ah. Of which there are many! :-)

22 posted on 04/19/2011 4:23:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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