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Antimicrobial resistance of Staphyloccoci isolated from Ontario pigs

Show simple item record Friendship, Robert 2017-06-16T18:17:12Z 2017-06-16T18:17:12Z 2017-06-16
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Antimicrobial en_US
dc.subject Staphyloccoci en_US
dc.subject resistance en_US
dc.subject MRSA en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Antimicrobial resistance of Staphyloccoci isolated from Ontario pigs en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US Department of Population Medicine en_US
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