Table 1

Antimicrobial resistance and sampling stage distribution of Campylobacter isolates (n = 801).

Plant A

Plant B

Sampling Stage

Total Isolates

Ciprofloxacin Resistance

Erythromycin Resistance

Total Isolates

Ciprofloxacin Resistance

Erythromycin Resistance


Pre Chill

225a (51)b

7c (3.1)d

46c (20)d

242a (67)b

99c (41)d

6c (2.5)d

Post Chill

209 (48)

16 (7.7)

35 (17)

119 (33)

37 (31)

4 (3.4)

Chill Water

5 (1.1)

1 (20)

1 (20)

1 (0.3)

1 (100)

0 (0)


Total

439

24c (5.5)e

82c (19)e

362

137c (38)e

10c (2.8)e


aNumber of total isolates tested.

bPercentage of total isolates tested.

cNumber of isolates resistant.

dPercentage of isolates resistant among total tested for that stage.

ePercentage of isolates resistant among total tested for that plant.

Lutgen et al. BMC Microbiology 2009 9:203   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-203

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