Rabbit Meat as a Possible Source for Multidrug Resistant Listeria monocytogenes
Received Date: Mar 08, 2019 / Accepted Date: Apr 15, 2019 / Published Date: May 25, 2019
Rabbit meat is a rich source of protein with low fat and cholesterol contents making it a healthy meat source. Listeria monocytogenes is one of foodborne pathogens that can cause a serious disease named listeriosis in humans. This study firstly investigated the prevalence of Listeria spp., particularly Listeria monocytogenes in rabbit meat and offal. Secondly, the expression of virulence associated genes and the antibiogram of the identified Listeria monocytogenes were further examined. The achieved results revealed that Listeria spp. was isolated from rabbit thigh muscles, shoulder muscles, loin, liver and kidneys at 25%, 15%, 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively. Five Listeria spp. namely, L. monocytogenes, L. ivanovii, L. innocua, L. welshimeri and L. seeligeri were serologically identified. Multidrug pathogenic L. monocytogenes was particularly isolated from thigh muscles and loin only at 12.5% and 7.5%, respectively. L. monocytogenes isolates showed a complete resistance (100%) to both of kanamycin and neomycin.
Keywords: Listeria monocytogenes; Rabbit meat; Antibiogram; Virulence genes
Citation: Alaa Eldin MAM, Darwish WS, El-Sayed SEIS, Ali ELSM (2019) Rabbit Meat as a Possible Source for Multidrug Resistant Listeria monocytogenes. J Vet Sci Technol 10:579.
Copyright: © 2019 Alaa Eldin MAM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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