The Prevalence of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia Coli in Poultry Chickens and Variation According to Farming Practices in Punjab, India

Author Affiliations open 1Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics &Policy, Washington, DC, USA 2Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, Delhi, India 3Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA 4School of Public Health and Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India 5Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA 6SRL Diagnostics, FORTIS Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India 7SRL Diagnostics, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 8Veterinary &Animal Husbandry Extension, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India 9Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, USA PDF Version (144 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Agricultural use of antimicrobials in subtherapeutic concentrations is increasing in response to the rising demand for food animal products worldwide. In India, the use of antimicrobials in food animal production is unregulated. Research suggests that many clinically important antimicrobials are used indiscriminately. This is the largest study to date in India that surveys poultry production to test for antimicrobial resistance and the occurrence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) modulated by farming and managerial practices. Objectives: Our goal was to survey poultry production for resistance to eleven clinically releva...
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