In western Algeria, 251 Escherichia coli isolates were recovered from broilers with clinical signs and lesions of colibacillosis. Serotyping showed that 82% of the isolates belong to one of the following serotypes: O78, O2, and O1. Antibiograms revealed a high level of resistance to oxytetracycline (82%), amoxicilline and ampicilline (47%), trimethoprim-sulfmethoxazole (42%), oxolinic acid and flumequine (31%). However, only a low percentage of strains were resistant to enrofloxacine (6%) and colistine (3%). Although multiresistance was common, low association was found between the serotype and antibioresistance.
Escherichia coli, antibioresistance, colibacillosis, Algeria, poultry
HAMOUDI, ABDELHAMID and AGGAD, HEBIB (2008) "Antibioresistance of Escherichia coli Strains Isolated from Chicken Colibacillosis in Western Algeria," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 32: No. 2, Article 10. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol32/iss2/10