Abstract: A total of 163 Salmonella sp. isolates representing 15 serotypes recovered from faecal samples of domestic animals (chicken, duck, goose and pig) in eastern China during 2008-2009 were tested for antimicrobial susceptibilities. S. Senftenberg, S. Typhimurium S. Pullorum and S. Enteritidis were the most prevalent serovars. Resistance was most often observed to carbenicillin (65.4%), followed by nalidixic acid (48.8%), tetracycline (46.9%), sulfafurazole (45.7%), ampicillin (43.2%), streptomycin (38.3%) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (33.3%). With regards to the source of isolates, chicken Salmonella sp. isolates displayed the highest rate of resistance being resistant to at least one antimicrobial (100%) followed by those recovered from pig (93.4%), goose (90.7%) and duck (80%). Serovars commonly showing Multidrug Resistance (MDR) to >9 antimicrobials were S. Enteritidis (55.6%), S. Pullorum (17.9%) and S. Typhimurium (17.2%). This study has revealed the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella sp. in domestic animals in eastern China and provides the important information for better controlling these pathogens.
Z.M. Pan, S.Z. Geng, Y.Q. Zhou, Z.Y. Liu, Q. Fang, B.B. Liu and X.A. Jiao, 2010. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella sp. Isolated from Domestic Animals in Eastern China. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 2290-2294.