Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): Freitas Silva, J
Inácio, ÂS
Mourão, J.
Antunes, Patrícia
Mendes, Â
de Carvalho, AP
Vasconcelos, V
Peixe, L.
da Costa, PM
Title: Occurrence of mcr-1 in Escherichia coli from rabbits of intensive farming
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: The emergence of mobile colistin resistance genes (mcr) is yet another challenge in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, with reports proving the dissemination of these genes in different countries and different environments being of great concern. In the present study, we describe the recovery of three E. coli strains with mcr-1 gene in IncHI2 plasmids from intestinal content of necropsied meat rabbits reared in two intensive production systems in Portugal. Our findings are worrisome, given the high level of dependence on the usage of antibiotics in rabbit rearing and call for the development and implementation of an active surveillance system in this species. © 2018
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências médicas e da saúde
Health sciences, Medical and Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde
Medical and Health sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FCNAUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
FFUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
191.1 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy from the Author(s)

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.