Activity of antibiotics used in human medicine for Campylobacter jejuni isolated from farm animals and their environment in Lancashire, UK
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A retrospective study of 96 Campylobacter jejuni isolated from farm animals and the environment showed that most were less susceptible than the NCTC type strain to nalidixic acid (MICs 4-32 mg/L), ciprofloxacin (MICs 1-2 mg/L) and erythromycin (MICs 16-64 mg/L), but had similar susceptibility to tetracycline (MICs 4-8 mg/L) and kanamycin (MICs 4-8 mg/L). None had the high MICs of ciprofloxacin (>32 mg/L) or erythromycin (1024 mg/L) typically associated with clinical resistance in this species. Some farms used antimicrobial agents, but there was no obvious association between the use of agents and the susceptibility of the isolates.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2000|
- Animals, Animals, Domestic, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Birds, Campylobacter jejuni, Cattle, Feces, Great Britain, Humans, Retrospective Studies, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, Sewage, Sheep, Water Microbiology