Detection of Multi-Drug Resistant Enterococcus Spp. in Farmed Pangasius Ponds Using Poultry Waste as Feed

  02 November 2022

The alarming rise of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria pathogenic to humans and animals poses a major threat to the public health sector. Enterococci are a complex group of bacteria that causes nosocomial infections in humans. It has been widely acknowledged that the environmental loading of antibiotics from hospitals, livestock farms, aquaculture sector and sewage plants create a hot spot for the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The present study reflects the impact of erroneous practices followed by certain farmers in spreading AMR in aquaculture and environment and the occurrence of MDR enterococci in aquaculture farms is a matter of serious concern. Awareness programmes among farmers, better regulations, regular surveillance and encouraging adoption of better management practices can go a long way to limit the spread of such MDR superbugs.

Further reading: Fishery Technology
Author(s): Keerthana Maniyappan, Sneha Kalasseril, Robin Paul, Devika Pillai
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