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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 24 | Page No.: 3008-3010
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2010.3008.3010  
Distribution of Multidrug Resistant Bacteria in Inanimate Objects Within Stalls in Hidalgo, Mexico
H.B. Barrios-Garcia , M.A. Flores-Valdez , V.M. Martinez-Juarez , R. Acosta-Salinas and J. Acosta-Dibarrat
 
Abstract: The emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria is a threat to veterinary and human health. The aim of this study was to determine what would be, if any, the contribution of inanimate objects present in stalls in Hidalgo, Mexico, as a possible reservoir for these microorganisms. About 72 strains are isolated from different locations within stalls, where 54.2% were gram positives and 45.8% were gram negatives and found that 38 out of 72 strains were resistant to at least one antibiotic (52.77%) and 13 out of 38 (34.2%) were resistant to more than 2 antibiotics. The present study underscores the need of carefully assessing what are the correct measures for using and disposing of antibiotics in the veterinary setting.
 
How to cite this article:
H.B. Barrios-Garcia, M.A. Flores-Valdez, V.M. Martinez-Juarez, R. Acosta-Salinas and J. Acosta-Dibarrat, 2010. Distribution of Multidrug Resistant Bacteria in Inanimate Objects Within Stalls in Hidalgo, Mexico. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 3008-3010.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2010.3008.3010
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2010.3008.3010