2.B. Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) - Measuring ARB in dairy manure
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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND DAIRY MANURE SYSTEMS
ARB are bacteria that have the ability to resist the effects of an antibiotic. They are naturally occurring, and can be found in dairy manure (See Fact Sheet 2.A.). Phenotypic [i.e. by growth patterns] or genotypic [i.e. by presence and/or expression of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)] determinations are used to verify ARB.
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2016-68003-24601. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
dairy; phenotyping; genotyping
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