Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Articles in Press
Prevalence, Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Characterization of Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes Isolated from Chicken Carcass
Beren BASARAN KAHRAMAN1, Ghassan ISSA2, Tolga KAHRAMAN3
1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, TR-34320 Avcilar, Istanbul - TURKEY
2Avrupa Vocational School, TR-34010 Zeytinburnu, Istanbul - TURKEY
3Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, TR-34320 Avcilar, Istanbul - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2018.19754 This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes, their antimicrobial resistance profile. L. monocytogenes was not isolated from any of the samples. Salmonella spp. was detected from 32 (8%) out of the 400 collected samples. Antimicrobial resistance was most frequently observed to nalidixic acid (100%), tetracycline (93.75%), erythromycin (90.6%), streptomycin (84.3%), followed by kanamycin (62.5%). Also, 37.5% of Salmonella isolates were phenotypically confirmed as ESBL producers. Multiple drug resistance was defined 93.75% of the isolates. Among the Salmonella isolates, all of them harbouring qnrB and qnrS genes and, 37.5% of them presented blaTEM gene. Keywords : Antimicrobial resistance, Carcass, Chicken, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella