N&H TOP LINE: Pigs help tackle antibiotic resistance

Researchers to track gut bacteria of swine to trace antibiotic resistance. ALSO: Corn distillers oil in poultry and PRRSV impact to be updated.

Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia are tackling antibiotic resistance at its most significant source: the farmyard.

In a three-year collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Steven Djordjevic, professor of infectious diseases at UTS, will lead a team exploring how gut bacteria in pigs respond to antibiotics and probiotics.

"This project will allow us to understand how antibiotic resistance develops and how it m

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