Characterization of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamases Produced by Escherichia coli Strains Isolated from Dogs in Poland

Magdalena Rzewuska, Ilona Stefańska, Magdalena Kizerwetter-Świda, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Paulina Szczygielska, Monika Leśniak, Marian Binek
Pol J Microbiol
2015; 64 (3):
ICID: 1170468
Article type: Short communication
IC™ Value: 6.00
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Escherichia coli is a common cause of infections in companion animals. In recent years the increasing prevalence of resistance to β-lactams, including extended-spectrum cephalosporins, antimicrobials frequently used in small animal veterinary practice, was observed in canine isolates of E. coli. The aim of this study was to detect and to characterize extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) produced by E. coli isolated from diseased dogs in Poland. Four isolates out of 119 studied (3.4%) were ESBL-positive. They harbored the blaSHV-12, blaCTX-M-15, and blaTEM-116 genes. This study provides the first report of the occurrence of ESBL-producing E. coli in dogs in Poland.
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