Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Escherichia Coli Isolated from Fecal Samples of Sheep Slaughtered at Kermanshah Abattoir

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Escherichia Coli Isolated from Fecal Samples of Sheep Slaughtered at Kermanshah Abattoir

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Background: Because of the rapid development and spread of antimicrobial resistance, it is important to monitor antimi- crobial resistance in pathogenic zoonotic and commensal bacteria of animal sources. In this study, the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among commensal Escherichia coli isolated from fecal samples of sheep slaughtered at Kerman- shah abattoir was investigated.

Methods: 100 fecal samples were collected form sheep slaughtered at Kermanshah abattoir during summer and fall seasons. Samples were cultured on EMB agar and obtained colonies were confirmed as Escherichia coli based on the bio- chemical tests results. Totally 85 isolates were obtained out of 100 fecal samples. Isolates were tested for antimicrobial agent susceptibility to 10 antibiotics (colistin, gentamicin, tetracy- cline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin-clavunic acid, enrofloxacin, ampicillin, cephotaxime, neomycin and florfenicol), using disc diffusion method. …

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