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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

Perspective

Use of Antimicrobial Growth Promoters in Food Animals and Enterococcus faecium Resistance to Therapeutic Antimicrobial Drugs in Europe

Henrik C. WegenerComments to Author , Frank M. Aarestrup, Lars Bogø Jensen, Anette M. Hammerum, and Flemming Bager
Author affiliations: Danish Veterinary Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Table 1

Avoparcin as a growth promoter in countries where the occurrence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in animal husbandry has been investigated

Country Avoparcin 
used VRE in animal 
husbandry Ref.
Belgium + + 15
Denmark + + 13, 14
Finland + + 16
France + + 17
Germany + + 7
Great Britain + + 6
The Netherlands + + 18
Norway + + 19
Sweden 20
United States 21, 22

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