Selection and transfer of an IncI1-tet(A) plasmid of Escherichia coli in an ex vivo model of the porcine caecum at doxycycline concentrations caused by crosscontaminated feed.

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AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of subtherapeutic intestinal doxycycline (DOX) concentrations (4 and 1 mg l(-1) ), caused by cross-contamination of feed, on the enrichment of a DOX-resistant commensal Escherichia coli and its resistance plasmid in an ex vivo model of the porcine caecum.METHODS AND RESULTS: A DOX-resistant, tet(A)-carrying, porcine commensal E. coli strain (EC 682) was cultivated for 6 days in the porcine caecum model under different conditions (0, 1 and 4 mg l(-1) DOX). EC 682, other coliforms and anaerobic bacteria were enumerated daily. A selecti…

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