Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli isolated from ducks in Korea
- Hyobi Kim , Jiyoung Lee , Yangho Jang , Byungjoon Chang , Aeran Kim , Nonghoon Choe
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research(구 대한수의학회지)
- 제56권 제2호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 91 - 95 (5 pages)
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 multiantimicrobial 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.