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Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Pasteurella multocida Isolated From Cattle and Pigs


YOSHIMURA National Veterinary Assay Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokura, Kokubunji, Kokyo, Japan


Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of 10 antimicrobial agents were determined for Pasteurella multocida from cattle and pigs (72 and 68 isolates, respectively). Higher MICs were observed with oxytetracycline, doxycycline, tilmicosin and thiamphenicol for porcine isolates than for bovine isolates. Enrofloxacin was the most active, with an MIC for 90 % of the isolates (MIC90) of 0.05 μg/ml for both bovine and porcine isolates. Aspoxicillin exhibited the same excellent activity against penicillin-susceptible isolates as ceftiofur, with MICs ranging from ≤ 0.025 to 0.1 μg/ml. Aminoglycosides were less active, with an MIC90 of > 100 μg/ml for both bovine and porcine isolates.