Antimicrobial growth promoter ban and resistance to macrolides and vancomycin in enterococci from pigs

P. Boerlin, A. Wissing, Frank Møller Aarestrup, J. Frey, J. Nicolet

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Abstract

Ninety-six enterococcus isolates from fecal samples of pigs receiving tylosin as an antimicrobial growth promoter and 59 isolates obtained in the same farms 5 to 6 months after the ban of antimicrobial growth promoters in Switzerland were tested for susceptibility to nine antimicrobial agents. A clear decrease in resistance to macrolides, lincosamides, and tetracycline was visible after the ban. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium belonged to the same clonal lineage as vancomycin-resistant isolates previously isolated from Danish pigs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume39
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)4193-4195
ISSN0095-1137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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