Influence of Farm Animal Production and Processing Conditions on the Quality of Animal Origin Based Products

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Products".

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: food inspection; food control; advanced laboratory methods
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Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide, animals play important economic, cultural, and social roles, providing in the majority of cases a number of functions and services. They are considered an essential part of the world’s agro-ecosystems. In the last decade, animal production has registered an intensifying trend caused by an increase in the demand for food. That is why the majority of food-producing species are being bred in intensive growing systems, where their well-being is sometimes neglected. Also, the nutritional and hygiene quality of the products obtained from these animals might be affected. This Special Issue focuses on the effect of animal breeding and their well-being on the quality of the products obtained. Also, we encourage the submission of research that focuses on various effects of the traditional breeding and slaughtering process on well-being and the quality of the obtained products. We are focused on research that shows relevant scientific data for the hygiene quality of these products (pathogens or spoilage microflora) as well as on the nutritional value (compositional aspects) that might be influenced by these factors.

This Special Issue is a joint Special Issue by the journal Animals and journal Foods, for the papers addressing processed animal products that do not use animals are considered food science. We welcome the papers relevant to live animals to the journal Animals.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Foods

Dr. Alexandra Tǎbǎran
Prof. Dr. Marian Mihaiu
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Keywords

  • animal products
  • quality
  • farm conditions

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Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Escherichia coli Isolates from Chicken Meat in Romania
by Dariana Olivia Brătfelan, Alexandra Tabaran, Liora Colobatiu, Romolica Mihaiu and Marian Mihaiu
Animals 2023, 13(22), 3488; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13223488 - 12 Nov 2023
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Abstract
The current study was conducted in order to analyze the prevalence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in samples of chicken meat (100 chicken meat samples), as well as to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility of these isolates. A total of 30 samples were positive for [...] Read more.
The current study was conducted in order to analyze the prevalence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in samples of chicken meat (100 chicken meat samples), as well as to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility of these isolates. A total of 30 samples were positive for E. coli among the collected chicken samples. Most isolates proved to be highly resistant to tetracycline (80%), ampicillin (80%), sulfamethoxazole (73.33%), chloramphenicol (70%) and nalidixic acid (60%). Strong resistance to ciprofloxacin (56.66%), trimethoprim (50%), cefotaxime (46.66%), ceftazidime (43.33%) and gentamicin (40%) was also observed. Notably, one E. coli strain also proved to be resistant to colistin. The antimicrobial resistance determinants detected among the E. coli isolates recovered in our study were consistent with their resistance phenotypes. Most of the isolates harbored the tetA (53.33%), tetB (46.66%), blaTEM (36.66%) and sul1 (26.66%) genes, but also aadA1 (23.33%), blaCTX (16.66%), blaOXA (16.66%), qnrA (16.66%) and aac (10%). In conclusion, to the best of our knowledge, this is among the first studies analyzing the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of E. coli strains isolated from chicken meat in Romania and probably the first study reporting colistin resistance in E. coli isolates recovered from food sources in our country. Full article
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