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1 April 2016 Avian Pathogenicity Genes and Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli Isolates from Wild Norway Rats ( Rattus norvegicus) in British Columbia, Canada
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We report avian pathogenic and antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in wild Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) trapped at a commercial chicken hatchery in British Columbia, Canada, and provide evidence that rats can become colonized with, and possibly act as a source of, poultry pathogens present in their environment.

Chelsea G. Himsworth, Erin Zabek, Andrea Desruisseau, E. Jane Parmley, Richard Reid-Smith, Mira Leslie, Neil Ambrose, David M. Patrick, and William Cox "Avian Pathogenicity Genes and Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli Isolates from Wild Norway Rats ( Rattus norvegicus) in British Columbia, Canada," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(2), 418-421, (1 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-09-238
Received: 1 September 2015; Accepted: 1 October 2015; Published: 1 April 2016
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