Antibiogram and plasmid profiling of E.coli isolated from cattle

Lullu P. K, Lali Growther

Abstract


Escherichia coli are a member of the genus Escherichia within the family Enterobacteriaceae and are comprised of mostly motile, gram negative bacilli. In this study, 40 faecal samples were collected from cattle, which were confirmed by the biochemical test. The antimicrobial susceptibility was tested for all the 40 E.coli isolates towards 18 antibiotics. The resistance was observed commonly to fostomycin, piperacillin, nalidixic acid, amoxyclav, ampicillin, aztreonam, and ceftazidime. Plasmid profiling of the samples were also performed.

 

Key words: E.coli, Antibiotic resistance, plasmids, multidrug resistance.


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