What is it about?

This publication describes, for the first time, the antibiotic resistance patterns of Salmonella in poultry farms in central Ecuador, one of the most important egg production areas in this country.

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Why is it important?

The overall presence of Salmonella in the egg production systems in Ecuador represents a potential danger in terms of food safety. Because of this, the evaluation of the pathogenicity of its zoonotic microorganisms is crucial to take suitable measures. Our findings show that the Salmonella Infantis strains were multi-resistant, ESBL producers, and carry beta-lactamases of clinical importance like blaCTX-M-65 and blaTEM.


The work could serve as basis of future epidemiological studies that evaluate the evolution of the antibiotic resistance patterns in Salmonella from poultry origin in Ecuador.

William Calero-Cáceres
Universidad Tecnica de Ambato

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This page is a summary of: Antibiotic resistance of Salmonella strains from layer poultry farms in central Ecuador, Journal of Applied Microbiology, May 2020, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jam.14562.
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