Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
Original Article

The Investigation of the Presence and Antimicrobial Profiles of Arcobacter Species in Sheep Carcasses and Feces

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Department of Food Processing, Food Technology Programme, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Vocational School of Veterinary Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Microbiology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Acta Vet Eurasia 2019; 45: 42-49
DOI: 10.26650/actavet.2019.18007
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This study was designed to investigate thepresence and the prevalence of Arcobacter butzleri, Arcobacter cryaerophilus,and Arcobacter skirrowii in sheep carcass swabs and feces from sheep with andwithout diarrhea raised in Istanbul. Also it was aimed to determine theirresistance profiles against some antimicrobials.  For this purpose, 50 fecal samples from sheepwithout diarrhea, 50 fecal samples from sheep with diarrhea, and 50 carcassswab samples from sheep were the material of this study. Arcobacter spp. wereisolated from 49  (32.6%)  of total 150 samples. 34 samples (68%) of 50fecal samples from sheep with diarrhea, 5 samples (10%) from 50 fecal samplesof sheep without diarrhea and 10 samples (20%) of 50 sheep carcass swabs werefound to be positive according to isolation results. According to multiplex PolymeraseChain Reaction (mPCR) results, 31 of 49 were identified as A. skirrowii(63.3%), 9 of  49 were A. butzleri(18.3%), while 9 of 49 were A. cryaerophilus (18.3%). As a conclusion,Arcobacter species should be taken into consideration especially in sheep withdiarrhea. Additionally, it should be considered that arcobacters have startedto gain resistance against fluoroquinolones. 

Cite this article as: Çelik, C., İkiz, S., 2019. The Investigation of the Presence and Antimicrobial Profiles of Arcobacter Species in Sheep Carcasses and Feces. Acta Vet Eurasia 2019; DOI: 10.26650/actavet.2019.18007

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