Macrolide- and Rifampin-Resistant Rhodococcus equi on a Horse Breeding Farm, Kentucky, USA | Academic Article individual record
abstract

Macrolide and rifampin resistance developed on a horse breeding farm after widespread use was instituted for treatment of subclinical pulmonary lesions in foals. Resistance occurred in 6 (24%) of 25 pretreatment and 8 (62%) of 13 (62%) posttreatment isolates from affected foals. Drug-resistant isolates formed 2 distinct genotypic clusters.

authors
author list (cited authors)
Burton, A. J., Giguere, S., Sturgill, T. L., Berghaus, L. J., Slovis, N. M., Whitman, J. L., ... Cohen, N. D.
publication date
2013
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keywords
  • Rifampin
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Ultrasonography
  • Macrolides
  • Horse Diseases
  • Kentucky
  • Actinomycetales Infections
  • Asymptomatic Infections
  • Breeding
  • Animals
  • Phylogeny
  • Horses
  • Rhodococcus Equi
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
  • Molecular Typing