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Please note. The new version of the BSAVA/SAMSoc Guide to Responsible Use of Antibiotics: PROTECT ME is now available here.

There are various mechanisms whereby bacteria develop resistance to antibacterials - inherent resistance, chromosomal resistance and plasmid-mediated resistance.

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Figure 4.1 (Reproduced from the )
Figure 4.2 Representation of plasmid showing resistance to multiple classes of drugs. (Reproduced from the )


  1. Guardabassi L , Jensen LB and Kruse H (2009) Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford
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