Detection and occurrence of antimicrobially resistant E. coli in groundwater on or near swine farms in eastern North Carolina.

Abstract

The use of antibiotics for growth promotion and disease treatment by the commercial swine industry has led to high proportions of multiple antibiotic-resistant enteric bacteria being shed by these animals and concerns about the environmental spread of these bacteria. A study was conducted to quantify the extent of release of antibiotic-resistant E. coli… (More)

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