ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE OF Escherichia coli RECOVERED FROM RECTAL SWABS OF PIGS IN BACOLOD CITY, PHILIPPINES

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Published: 2016-02-05

Page: 202-205


JOE ANTHONY G. YANSON

Medical Technology Program, Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod, Philippines

NORAINE R. GO PING

Medical Technology Program, Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod, Philippines

ANNA MAE A. BARRO

Medical Technology Program, Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod, Philippines

JANN REY V. GEONIGO *

Medical Technology Program, Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod, Philippines

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A total of 100 rectal swabs were taken from pigs brought to the slaughter house of Bacolod City, Philippines for the evaluation on the carriage of multi-drug resistance of E. coli. This study was conducted from June to August of 2015. Out of the 100 rectal swabs taken, 52 were found to be positive for E. coli that were isolated by routine culture methods and were tested against 9 antibiotics using the standard Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. Highest resistance was found against tetracycline (88.5%), followed by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, (55.8%) and ampicillin (46.2%). On the other hand, imipenem (1.9%), cefotaxime (3.8%), amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and ceftazidime (7.7%) showed least resistance to the isolated organism. This study showed that pigs brought to the slaughter house of Bacolod City may pose as a source of reservoir for multi-drug resistant E. coli. Workers assigned in the slaughter house must practice care to control the possible spread of this bacteria.

Keywords: Escherichia coli, pigs, antimicrobial resistance, Bacolod city


How to Cite

YANSON, J. A. G., GO PING, N. R., BARRO, A. M. A., & GEONIGO, J. R. V. (2016). ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE OF Escherichia coli RECOVERED FROM RECTAL SWABS OF PIGS IN BACOLOD CITY, PHILIPPINES. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(4), 202–205. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/2599

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