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Resistance to colistin : what is the fate for this antibiotic in pig production?
Colistin, a cationic polypeptide antibiotic, has reappeared in human medicine as a last-line treatment option for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB). Colistin is widely used in veterinary medicine for the ...
Post weaning diarrhea in pigs: risk factors and non‑colistin‑based control strategies
Post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is one of the most serious threats for the swine industry worldwide. It is commonly associated with the proliferation of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in the pig intestine. Colistin, a cationic ...
Extended-spectrum β-lactamase, carbapenemase, and the mcr-1 gene: Is there a historical link?
The plasmid mediated mcr-1 gene encoding for Enterobacteriaceae colistin resistance has been recently identified across five continents. The objective of the present study was to trace historical events concerning the ...