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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-6
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 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