Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus suis isolates from pigs with or without streptococcal disease in England between 2009 and 2014

on behalf of the BRADP1T Consortium

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus suis, a global zoonotic pathogen of pigs, has been mostly studied only in diseased animals using surveys that have not evaluated changes over time. We compared patterns of resistance between S. suis isolates from clinical cases of disease (CC) and non-clinical case (NCC) pigs in England, collected over two discrete periods, 2009–2011 and 2013–2014. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of 17 antimicrobials (nine classes) were determined on 405 S. suis isolates categorised by sampling period and disease association to assess changes in resistance over time and association with disease. First, isolates were characterized as resistant or susceptible using published clinical breakpoints. Second, epidemiological cut-offs (ECOFF) were derived from MIC values, and isolates classified as wild type (WT) below the ECOFF and non-wild type (NWT) above the ECOFF. Finally, isolate subsets were analysed for shifts in MIC distribution. NCC isolates were more resistant than CC isolates to cephalosporins, penams, pleuromutilins, potentiated sulphonamides and tetracyclines in both study periods. Resistance levels among CC isolates increased in 2013–2014 relative to 2009–2011 for antimicrobials including aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, pleuromutilins, potentiated sulphonamides and tetracyclines. The prevalence of isolates categorised as NWT for five or more classes of antimicrobials was greater among NCC than CC isolates for both time periods, and increased with time. This study used standardised methods to identify significant shifts in antimicrobial resistance phenotypes of S. suis isolated from pigs in England, not only over time but also between isolates from known clinical cases or disease-free pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume207
Early online date13 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Streptococcus suis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in <i>Streptococcus suis</i> isolates from pigs with or without streptococcal disease in England between 2009 and 2014'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Profiles

    No photo of Jill Thomson

    Jill Thomson

    Person: Academic contract that is research only

    Cite this