Prevalence of antibiotic resistant pathogens in feral hogs of Texas

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Title: Prevalence of antibiotic resistant pathogens in feral hogs of Texas
Author: Nevins, Jaron W.
Abstract: Fecal samples from feral hogs were collected (n=36 ) from four locations in Texas including Runnels , Haskell , Crane , and Sutton counties . Samples were analyzed for Escherichia coli populations , Salmonella spp . and Listeria spp . prevalence , and bacterial isolates were collected . Commercial microbroth dilution plates were used to establish antibiotic resistant profiles on the isolates . Non‐type specific E . coli was found in 91 .7 % of total samples (n=36 ) with isolates exhibiting the most common resistance (n=132 isolates ) to Sulfisoxazole (46 .2 % ) , Tetracycline (2 .2 % ) , and Nalicixic acid (2 .5 % ) . Salmonella spp . was found in 27 .7 % of total samples with isolates (n=37 ) showing the most common resistance to Sulfisoxazole (29 .7 % ) and Cefoxitin (2 .7 % ) . Listeria spp . was found in 22 .2 % of total samples with isolates (n=29 ) exhibiting the most common resistance to Lincomycin (89 .6 % ) , Daptomycin (68 .9 % ) , and Streptomycin (44 .8 % ) . This study provides evidence that feral hogs do harbor resistant pathogens that could be foodborne given the right opportunity . iv
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /22
Date: 2011-08-29

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Prevalence of antibiotic resistant pathogens in feral hogs of Texas. Master's thesis, Angelo State University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /22 .

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