THE EVALUATION OF THE ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI AND SALMONELLA SPP. STRAINS ISOLATED FROM RAW MEAT

Published in Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 3
Written by Mihaiu Liora, Mihaiu Marian, Alexandra Lăpuşan, Dan Sorin, Romolica Mihaiu, Carmen Jecan, Ionuţ Cordiş

The antimicrobial resistance of the most probable pathogen germs isolated from raw meat has not been tested thoroughly yet in our country. The transmissibility of this resistance from food to human has been previously described in the foreign literature that is why such a complex study is mandatory given the current situation. For the isolation and antimicrobial resistance assessment, the classical method was used, the confirmation being performed through molecular methods (simplex PCR). In the antimicrobial evaluation the automatic system TREK was used. The majority of the Escherichia coli strains isolated from the meat samples were confirmed as non-pathogenic ones but revealing a high number among them as being resistant to ampicillin and enrofloxacin. The Salmonella spp. bacteria isolated was found in a lower amount and with a high prevalence of resistance to cefazolin, cefuroxime and tetracycline. Although a lot of food poisoning episodes are treated in the infectious diseases hospitals with ampicillin, enrofloxacin and tetracycline it has been shown in this study that these antibiotics might not have the wanted effect. We recommend the antibiogram in every case given the fact that these bacteria have become more and more resistant due to improper use of antibiotics in animal feed, animal illnesses and human diseases.

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Liora M., Mihaiu M., Lăpuşan A., Dan S., Mihaiu R., Jecan C., Cordiş I. 2012, THE EVALUATION OF THE ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI AND SALMONELLA SPP. STRAINS ISOLATED FROM RAW MEAT. Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 1222-5304, 338-343.


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