pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2018, Cilt 34, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 185-188
Antimicrobial resistances of Escherichia coli isolated from Buteo rufinus
Mehmet Fatih Birdane1, Zeki Aras2, Gökçenur Sanioğlu Gölen2, Mehmet Volkan Yaprakci3, Hasan Hüseyin Hadimli4
1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, 03200, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
2Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, 68100, Aksaray, Turkey
3Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, 03200, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
4Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, 42003, Selcuklu, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Long-legged Buzzards, Escherichia coli, cloacal swap, antimicrobial resistance
Aim: In this study, it was aimed to determine microbiological examination of cloacal swab specimens taken from Long-legged Buzzards (Buteo rufinus) and antibiotic resistance of isolated Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains.

Materials and Methods: The cloacal swab specimens were obtained from 24 Long-legged Buzzards which were admitted to Afyon Kocatepe University Veterinary Faculty clinics. The samples were cultured on different media for various bacteria (Salmonella species, E. coli, Mycoplasma, Gram-positive cocci, etc.). The media were incubated at 37°C in aerobic and microaerophilic conditions. ISO 6579 protocol was applied for Salmonella. In addition, antibiotic susceptibilities of the isolated bacteria were determined.

Results: Twenty-four E. coli were isolated from all cloacal swab samples. In addition, Enterococcus faecalis was isolated from one sample. While all E. coli isolates were susceptible to florfenicol and ciprofloxacin, other antibiotics were found to be susceptible at different rates.

Conclusion: This study is important because it is the first microbiological examination of cloacal swaps of Long-legged Buzzards in this Country. In addition, it was significantly evaluated that E. coli strains were resistant to various antibiotics with different ratios while no antibiotics are used using antibiotics in Long-legged Buzzards.

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