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Antimicrobial resistance of Staphyloccoci isolated from Ontario pigs

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Title: Antimicrobial resistance of Staphyloccoci isolated from Ontario pigs
Author: Friendship, Robert
Department: Department of Population Medicine
Abstract: Presentation Abstract: The main lesson learned from this research is that prevalence of super bugs in connection with livestock production is not necessarily related to antibiotic use. Antimicrobial resistance is complex and the use of alternative treatments such as heavy metals at therapeutic levels and the use of strict sanitation with disinfection will also create a scenario by which super bugs emerge. We demonstrated that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) commonly carries a gene for zinc resistance and genes for resistance to disinfectants in the same mobile genetic element that the MecA gene is carried, so that feeding high levels of zinc inadvertently selects for methicillin resistance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10874
Date: 2017-06-16


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