Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella isolates from imported chicken carcasses in Bhutan and from pig carcasses in Vietnam (2010)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Ellerbroek, L
    Narapati, D
    Phu Tai, N
    Poosaran, N
    Pinthong, R
    Sirimalaisuwan, A
    Tshering, P
    Fries, R
    Zessin, K-H
    Baumann, M
    Schroeter, A
    Journal of Food Protection; 73(2) — S. 376–379
    ISSN: 0362-028x
    Pubmed: 20132687
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    The antibiotic resistance in Salmonella isolates from 400 imported chicken carcasses in Bhutan and from 178 pig carcasses in Vietnam were analyzed on a random basis against 14 antimicrobial agents. Among the poultry samples tested, 13% were positive for Salmonella. Salmonella Enteritidis dominated with a prevalence of 80.7%, and 40 of the 42 isolates harbored two or more resistance determinants. For the 178 pigs investigated, 49.4% of the swabs and 34.8% of the lymph nodes were Salmonella positive. The most prevalent serotypes in lymph nodes were Salmonella Derby (50.0%) and Salmonella Typhimurium (27.4%). From the Salmonella isolates from pigs, only 6% were sensitive to the antimicrobial agents tested. The high resistance level of Salmonella isolates from pigs and chicken carcasses to different classes of antimicrobials should be emphasized and encourage a prudent use of these agents in animal farming, especially in pig production.