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Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli infections in diarrhoeic piglets


Loh, Teck Chwen and Lim, H. C. and Bahaman, Abdul Rani and Foo, Hooi Ling (2006) Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli infections in diarrhoeic piglets. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 18 (1). pp. 17-20. ISSN 9128-2506


The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance Escherichia coli infection in diarrhoeic piglets was studied. Sixty-five samples were collected from 10 farms in Penang, Perak and Selangor. Escherichia coli isolated from the samples were subjected to antimicrobial sensitivity test. The results showed that Escherichia coli was highly resistant to oxytetracylcine (100%), nalidixic acid (96.8%), trimethoprim-sulfadimthoxine (95.1 %), chloramphenicol (91.9%), enrofloxacin (90.3 %), ampicilllin (85.5 %), kanamycin (74.2 %) and neomycin (71.3 %). However, Escherichia coli was sensitive to apramycin and colistin sulphate. Most of the Escherichia coli isolates showed multiple resistance to the antimicrobials tested in this study.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary Association Malaysia
Keywords: Antibiotic resistance; Escherichia coli; Faeces; Piglets
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 04:33
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 04:33
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41577
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