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Antibiotic resistance of Clostridium perfringens isolates from broiler chickens in Egypt

Author(s) : K.M. Osman & M. Elhariri

Summary :

No. 09072013-00003-EN

The use of antibiotic feed additives in broiler chickens results in a high prevalence of resistance among their enteric bacteria, with a consequent emergence of antibiotic resistance in zoonotic enteropathogens. Despite growing concerns about the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains, which show varying prevalences in different geographic regions, little work has been done to investigate this issue in the Middle East. This study provides insight into one of the world’s most common and financially crippling poultry diseases, necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens. The study was designed to determine the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in C. perfringens isolates from clinical cases of necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens in Egypt.

Keywords
Antibiotic resistance – Broiler chickens – Clostridium perfringens – Egypt – Middle East – Necrotic enteritis.

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