publication . Article . 2009

Antibiotic resistance patterns of Escherichia coli strains isolated from surface water and groundwater samples in a pig production area

Roger Neto Schneider; André Nadvorny; Verônica Schmidt;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2009 Journal: Biotemas (issn: 0103-1643, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
The use of antibiotics, so excessive and indiscriminate in intensive animal production, has triggered an increase in the number of resistant microorganisms which can be transported to aquatic environments. The aim of this study was to determine the profile of the antimicrobial resistance of samples of Escherichia coli isolated from groundwater and surface water in a region of pig breeding. Through the test of antimicrobial susceptibility, we analyzed 205 strains of E. coli. A high rate of resistance to cefaclor was observed, both in surface water (51.9%) and groundwater (62.9%), while all samples were sensitive to amikacin. The percentages of multi-resistant sam...
free text keywords: antibiotic resistance, Escherichia coli, groundwater, surface water, Science, Q, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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