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Activity of antibiotics used in human medicine for Campylobacter jejuni isolated from farm animals and their environment in Lancashire, UK.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Issue number2
Volume46
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)303-306
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A retrospective study of 96 Campylobacter jejuni isolated from farm animals and the environment showed that most were less susceptible than the NCTC type strain to nalidixic acid (MICs 4–32 mg/L), ciprofloxacin (MICs 1–2 mg/L) and erythromycin (MICs 16–64 mg/L), but had similar susceptibility to tetracycline (MICs 4–8 mg/L) and kanamycin (MICs 4–8 mg/L). None had the high MICs of ciprofloxacin (>32 mg/L) or erythromycin (1024 mg/L) typically associated with clinical resistance in this species. Some farms used antimicrobial agents, but there was no obvious association between the use of agents and the susceptibility of the isolates.