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Prevalence of Resistant E. Coli in Poultry Farms

Prevalence of Resistant E. Coli in Poultry Farms

A 2017 CDDEP study found high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised for both meat and eggs on farms in India’s Punjab state. Researchers collected samples from 530 birds on 18 poultry farms and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine.