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Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing

Turni, Cornelia. Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing. Lead Agency: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

Project Start: 1 January 2009

Project End:29 May 2009


Respiratory bacterial pathogens in pigs are currently treated with antibiotics. Intervet - Schering Plough markets an antibiotic called Nurflor (Florfenicol) targeting respiratory pathogens. This project tests the effectiveness of this antibiotic against a series of respiratory pathogens. 6 isolates will be tested per serovar/strain and the isolates will be from 4 different farms using MIC testing. The sensitivity of Florfenicol will be compared to sensitivity of the organisms to Tilmicosin and Amoxicillin. Development of resistance to certain antibiotics have been reported, so it is important to have alternative antibiotics available to treat the respiratory pathogens on farms.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Queensland.
DAF Project ID:4448
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Swine
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary bacteriology
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:08 Nov 2011 06:35
Last Modified:08 Nov 2011 06:35

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