Preliminary observations on the influence of antibiotics on the ecology of Escherichia coli and the enterococci in the faecal flora of healthy young chickens.

@article{Hinton1986PreliminaryOO,
  title={Preliminary observations on the influence of antibiotics on the ecology of Escherichia coli and the enterococci in the faecal flora of healthy young chickens.},
  author={Martha Hinton and A Kaukas and Si Kyu Lim and A H Linton},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1986},
  volume={18 Suppl C},
  pages={165-73}
}
Two separate replicated experiments are described. In the first the influence of oxytetracycline on the Escherichia coli flora was assessed, while in the second the effect of tylosin on the enterococci was investigated. In both experiments the administration of the antibiotic was associated with an increase in the average proportion of isolates resistant to the agent although in experiment 1 the agent had no apparent influence on either the total number of E. coli strains, differentiated by… CONTINUE READING