192 Research paper – Kovaļenko – 2014 – Campylobacter species and their antimicrobial resistance in Latvian broiler chicken production

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192 Research paper – Kovaļenko – 2014 – Campylobacter species and their antimicrobial resistance in Latvian broiler chicken production

In Significant Impact Groups:
AMU reduction strategies \ Monitoring and surveillance Disease/health
Species targeted: Poultry;
Age: Young;Adult;
Summary:
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Country: LV; EE; FI
In the present study Campylobacter species and their antimicrobial resistance in Latvian broiler chicken production was determined. Furthermore, this is the first report on the antimicrobial resistance patterns for Campylobacter isolates from broiler chickens at slaughterhouse and retail level in Latvia. Two biggest Latvian broiler chicken meat producing company products were included in the study. Altogether, 74 randomly selected broiler chicken Campylobacter spp. isolates were analyzed. Resistance to one or more antimicrobials was detected in all 58 bacteria identified (isolates). A very high proportion of the isolates were resistant to ciprofloxacin and nalidixic acid. Multidrug resistance, which was determined as resistance to three or more unrelated antimicrobials, was detected in 67.2% of the bacteria identified. Moreover, all multiresistant bacteria were resistant to ciprofloxacin and nalidixic acid. Analyses of Campylobacter isolates from two Latvian broiler chicken meat producing companies resulted with significant differences in Campylobacter species.