Incidence of R Factors Associated with Aeromonas Hydrophila Complex Isolated from Aquarium fish

  • E. B. Shotts
  • V. L. Vanderwork
  • W. J. Long

Abstract

A series of studies to determine the occurrence of R factors, imparting resistancy to tetracycline, associated with Aeromonas hydrophila isolates from Southeast Asia and South American aquarium fish were made. Resulting data indicate infection rates of 25.5% and 1.2%, respectively. Additional studies in fish outlet shops show a direct relationship between prophylactic use of tetracycline and the presence of R factors carriage by the Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from aquaria.

Keywords

Multiple Drug Resistance Aeromonas Hydrophila Total Culture Aquarium Water Aquarium Fish 
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Zusammenfassung

Eine Serie von Untersuchungen zur Bestimmung des Vorhandenseins von Widerstand zu Tetracycline verleihenden R-Faktoren in Aeromonas hydrophila isoliert von Aquariumfischen Südamerikas wurden angesetzt. Das Resultat zeigte Infektionsgrade von 25.5%, beziehungsweise 1.2% an. Zusätzliche Untersuchungen in Aquariumfischen hiesiger Tropenfischlandlungen zeigten ein direktes Verhältnis zwischen vorbeugendem Gebrauch von Tetracycline und Vorkommen der R-Faktoren in Aeromonas hydrophila.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. B. Shotts
    • 1
  • V. L. Vanderwork
    • 1
  • W. J. Long
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Med. Microbiol., Coll. Vet. MedUniv. of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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