Submitted to: Proceedings of Allen D Leman Swine Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/2/2005
Publication Date: 9/17/2005
Citation: Harvey, R.B., Scott, H.M., Poole, T.L., Hume, M.E., Highfield, L.D., Alali, W.Q., Anderson, R.C., Nisbet, D.J. 2005. Antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria from an integrated population of swine and humans [abstract]. Proceedings of Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. 32(Suppl.):8.
Technical Abstract: In a longitudinal study, we examined the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and transmission dynamics of AMR in an integrated, semi-closed population of humans and swine. A total of 829 human and 857 swine Escherichia coli (EC) and a total of 345 human and 279 swine Enterococcus faecalis (EF) isolates were examined. Both EC and EF from swine were resistant to a greater number of antibiotics than EC and EF from humans. We were unable to demonstrate evidence for transfer of AMR from swine to humans or vice versa.