ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Meqdad S. Ahmed, Zanan M.A. Taha and Lokman T. Omer
1University of Duhok, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Duhok Veterinary Research Center (DVRC), Duhok, Iraq.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2015;9(Spl. Edn. 1):97-103
© The Author(s). 2015
Received: 20/01/2015 | Accepted: 06/03/2015 | Published: 31/05/2015

This study was carried out to determine the contamination rate of L. monocytogenes from imported chickens in Duhok, Kurdistan region of Iraq and to determine their susceptibility profiling to different antibiotics. A total chickens (100 samples) were swab sampled, examined by conventional cultural methods and confirmed by PCR technique. Out of 100 only 3 (3%) chickens were found to be contaminated with L. monocytogenes. (100%) of isolates were resistant to Ceftazidime, and Ceftriaxone, (66.6%) to Ciprofloxacin and Clindamycin, while (100%) were susceptible to each of Imipenem, Levofloxacin, Ticarcillin-calvulanic acid, Clarithromycin and Gentamicin. The presence of this pathogen with an MDR profile on chicken carcasses found in this study creates a major risk for the consumer and need good hygienic strategies.


L. monocytogenes; chicken carcass; isolation, molecular identification; resistant profiling

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