Category: Scientific Publications

A new study highlights that veterinary advice can substantially reduce AMU without compromising flock health and productivity

A study entitled ‘Reducing antimicrobial usage in small-scale chicken farms in Vietnam: A 3-year intervention study’ has been recently published in Frontiers of Veterinary Science Journal. The study, lead by scientist Doan Hoang Phu, shows the final results of the ViParc intervention, based on the provision of veterinary advice to chicken farmers in the Mekong…
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1st February 2021 0

New study highlights what non-critically important antimicrobials are likely to be effective against chicken pathogens

A new study carried out by the ViParc team at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit has characterised antimicrobial resistance in chicken pathogens against 12 commonly used antimicrobials in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The study, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Yen (ViParc laboratory scientist) investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of 58 pathogenic bacteria collected…
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9th September 2020 0

New study found a link between the zoonotic Streptococcus suis and chickens

Chicken could be a self-sustaining reservoir of Streptococcus suis (S. suis) to human and pigs in contact, according to a study recently been published in the Zoonoses and Public Health journal. This organism is well-known as a global pathogen of pigs as well as an emerging zoonotic pathogen that causes severe human diseases. The study,…
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21st May 2020 0

Quantification of antimicrobial use in animals and humans in Vietnam

A recent study, led by Juan Carrique-Mas (ViParc Principal Investigator) has estimated annual quantities of antimicrobials used in animals and humans in Vietnam. Using a range of different data sources, the study concluded that in 2015 a total of 3,838 tones of antimicrobials were used in Vietnam, of which 2,751 tones (71.7%) corresponded to animal…
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12th February 2020 0

New study investigating causes of disease in small-scale chicken flocks in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

A recent study investigating pathogens affecting chicken flocks has recently been published in the Poultry Science journal. The study, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Van (ViParc research assistant of ViParc), investigated 61 diseased small-scale flocks and a total of 122 chickens. The team investigated a total of 5 bacteria, 4 viruses and the presence…
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16th January 2020 0