Evaluation of a survey approach to estimating the prevalence of cattle carrying antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli

G.J. Gunn, M. Hall, E.A. Hunter, Christopher Low

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A random survey of farms in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland provides estimated of the prevalence of calves, finishers and cows carrying ampicillin, apramycin and/or nalidixic acid resistant Escherichia coli. While the survey provides information on the geographical variation in risk, the results are of limited value for interpreting causality.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Ampicillin/pharmacology Animals Anti-Infective Agents/ pharmacology Cattle Cattle Diseases/ epidemiology/microbiology Drug Resistance, Bacterial Escherichia coli/ drug effects/isolation & purification Escherichia coli Infections/microbiology/ veterinary Feces/microbiology Microbial Sensitivity Tests/veterinary Nalidixic Acid/pharmacology Nebramycin/analogs & derivatives/pharmacology Population Surveillance/methods Prevalence Scotland/epidemiology

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