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Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from pigs from birth to slaughter and its association with antibiotic treatment

The purpose of this longitudinal study was to describe the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in faecal Escherichia coli isolated from pigs between birth and slaughter and its association with antibiotic treatment.

The results suggest further research on resistance effects by administration routes is required. Reducing antibiotic resistance in sows might lead to a lower level of beta-lactam or macrolide-resistant E. coli among their progeny. To preserve treatment options for bacterial infections, antibiotic use should be restricted to necessary cases.

The study was published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from pigs from birth to slaughter and its association with antibiotic treatment
Elke Burow, Anja Rostalski, Jürgen Harlizius, Armin Gangl, Céline Simoneit, Chris Kollas, Bernd-Alois Tenhagen, Annemarie Käsbohrer

Article reference: PREVET4633
Journal title: Preventive Veterinary Medicine,
Volume 165, 1 April 2019, Pages 52-62
First published version available online: 12-FEB-2019
DOI information: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.02.008

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