Korean J Vet Res > Volume 56(2); 2016 > Article
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2016;56(2):91-95.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2016.56.2.91    Published online July 7, 2016.
Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli isolated from ducks in Korea
Hyobi Kim1, Jiyoung Lee1, Yangho Jang2, Byungjoon Chang1, Aeran Kim2, Nonghoon Choe1
1Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University
2Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
Abstract
This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia (E.) coli isolated from ducks in Korea. A total of 400 cecal content samples were collected from 40 duck farms in Korea. Isolated Salmonella spp. and E. coli strains were 83 and 364 of the 400 cecal samples, respectively. The most prevalent serotype among the 83 Salmonella isolates was Salmonella Typhimurium (51 isolates: 61.45%). Resistance to the tested antimicrobial agents by Salmonella isolates was low except for erythromycin, while the resistance of the E. coli isolates to the other tested antimicrobial agents was high and 90.9% (331/364) of E. coli isolates showed multi-antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance in duck zoonotic pathogens should be of concern to the Korean duck industry, as these pathogens exhibit a high rate of antimicrobial resistance and pose a potential hazard to public health.
Key Words: Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., antimicrobial resistance, duck


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