Cross-sectional study of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in horses. Part 1: Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Maddox2012CrosssectionalSO,
  title={Cross-sectional study of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in horses. Part 1: Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Thomas W. Maddox and Peter David Clegg and Peter J Diggle and Amy L Wedley and Susan Dawson and G L Pinchbeck and Nicola J. Williams},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={289-96}
}
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY The increasing prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli represents a significant problem. However, the carriage of such bacteria by horses in the UK has not been well characterised. OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of nasal carriage of MRSA and faecal carriage of antimicrobial-resistant E. coli amongst horses in the general equine community of the… CONTINUE READING
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