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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Feb;19(2):282-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1902.121210.

Macrolide- and rifampin-resistant Rhodococcus equi on a horse breeding farm, Kentucky, USA.

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University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA.

Abstract

Macrolide and rifampin resistance developed on a horse breeding farm after widespread use was instituted for treatment of subclinical pulmonary lesions in foals. Resistance occurred in 6 (24%) of 25 pretreatment and 8 (62%) of 13 (62%) posttreatment isolates from affected foals. Drug-resistant isolates formed 2 distinct genotypic clusters.

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PMC3559061
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10.3201/eid1902.121210
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