Avian Pathol 2022 Apr 13:1-32. Epub 2022 Apr 13.
School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia.
Globally, avian colibacillosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in poultry, associated with economic losses and welfare problems. Here, clinical avian pathogenic isolates (CEC; n=50) and faecal isolates from healthy (FEC; n=187) Australian meat chickens collected between 2006 and 2014 were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing, phylogenetic grouping, plasmid replicon (PR) typing, multilocus sequence typing, and virulence gene (VG) profiling. Extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC)- and fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant isolates underwent further genetic characterisation. Read More