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We write to remind colleagues of the importance of undertaking antimicrobial culture and susceptibility testing to inform antimicrobial prescribing practices for watery mouth disease in neonatal lambs this lambing season.
In the 2018 lambing season we undertook a survey of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) profiles of Escherichia coli bacteria cultured from postmortem tissues from lambs with watery mouth disease.
This suggests anti-microbial resistance to commonly used antibiotics in farm animals is to be expected
Across all farms (n=9), the highest proportion of resistant E coli isolates were found …
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