Antibiotic Resistant bacteria detected in cow milk

Agriculture, cows, Hindus Religion gelatin husbandryAgriculture, cows. Photo: Norway Today Media

For the first time, antibiotic-resistant bacteria is detected in cow milk in Norway, says the FSA.

MRSA infection have been detected in a cow with mastitis from Southern Buskerud, after milk samples taken by the farmer himself.

Veterinary Institute has analyzed the samples and confirmed the finding of infection in two cows in the herd from that farm.

According to the FSA, it is not dangerous to drink milk from cows with this bacterium.

– MRSA is not transmitted to humans by pasteurized milk. The bacteria do not survive this heat treatment, says Rita Kvennejorde, Department manager in FSA from Southern Buskerud.

FSA has taken measures to prevent further infection. The crew is imposed restrictions which means no animals allowed to escape or enter the farm.



Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today