Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Escherichia coli from Cage Birds in Adana Region, Turkey


SAKİN F., Mujde C., ASLANTAŞ Ö.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.24, no.4, pp.613-617, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

In this study, it was aimed to investigate the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli in caged birds. A total of 139 fecal swab samples were collected from cage birds from 14 different aviaries in Adana. ESBL producing E. coli was detected in 4.3% (n=6) of the fecal samples and these isolates harbored bla(CTX-M-15)gene. ERIC-PCR analysis revealed three different band patterns among the isolates. These results indicate that cage birds are carrier of ESBL-producing E. coli. Therefore, further epidemiological studies are needed to determine the presence of resistant bacteria including ESBL producing E. coli in various animal species.