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The occurrence of antibiotic resistance in Clostridium perfringens from pigs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2865949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Porcine faecal specimens were collected from piggeries in south western Australia. Clostridium perfringens strains were isolated, identified, and examined by disc susceptibility tests for their resistance to several antibiotics. The resultant data were correlated with the known exposure of the animals to antimicrobial agents in the feed or water. The results showed that the percentage of C. perfringens isolates resistant to tetracycline or the macrolide-lincosamide antibiotics was significantly higher from weaners fed one of a number of combinations of antimicrobial agents than was the percentage of resistant strains isolated from the one piggery that did not use antimicrobials. No differences in the levels of chloramphenicol or penicillin resistance were observed. Genetic analyses showed that 3 of the resistant strains carried conjugative R-plasmids which carried the tetracycline resistance determinants.
J I Rood; J R Buddle; A J Wales; R Sidhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0005-0423     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-20     Completed Date:  1985-12-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
Clostridium Infections / prevention & control,  veterinary*
Clostridium perfringens / drug effects*
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Feces / microbiology
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Swine Diseases / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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