publication . Article . 2014

Antimicrobial resistance prevalence of pathogenic and commensal Escherichia coli in food-producing animals in Belgium

Ilias Chantziaras; Patrick Butaye; Filip Boyen; Jeroen Dewulf; Benedicte Callens;
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  • Published: 31 Oct 2014
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
<jats:p>In this article, detailed studies on antimicrobial resistance to commensal E. coli (in pigs, meatproducing bovines, broiler chickens and veal calves) and pathogenic E. coli (in pigs and bovines) in Belgium are presented for 2011. Broiler chicken and veal calf isolates of commensal E. coli demonstrated higher antimicrobial resistance prevalence than isolates from pigs and bovines. Fifty percent of E. coli isolates from broiler chickens were resistant to at least five antimicrobials, whereas sixty-one percent of bovine E. coli isolates were susceptible to all antimicrobials tested. On the other hand, bovine pathogenic E. coli isolates showed an extended re...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: Biology and Life Sciences, DAIRY FARMS, DISK DIFFUSION, STRAINS, GENES, ETEST, INDICATOR BACTERIA, SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING METHODS, General Veterinary, Susceptibility testing, Commensalism, Antimicrobial, Antibiotic resistance, Broiler, Escherichia coli, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Microbiology, Biology
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