is a ubiquitous gram-negative pathogen with susceptibility to cause opportunistic infections in humans. Among the total of 75 isolated presumptive Pseudomonas aeruginosa
, by cultural and morphology characteristic, 55 were identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa
by the specie-specific primer employing PCR assay which was more sensitive for confirmation of the isolates. Fifty-five Pseudomonas aeruginosa
isolates were screened using PCR for the presence of integrons and associated resistance gene cassette. Thirty-four isolates harbored class 1 integrons (61.8%), of which 27 isolates (79.4%) carried gene cassettes. PCR was performed targeting the presence of these genes:- blaOXA
4(11.8%); and TetC
2(5.8%). Some of these genes were only recently described from clinical isolates, demonstrating genetic exchange between clinical and environmental Pseudomonas aeruginosa
stains. Multi- resistance was observed in the isolates, revealing strong correlation between integron presence and multi-resistance. These results demonstrate that abattoir milieu is potential reservoirs of various antibiotics resistance genes, thus constituting a serious health risk to the communities dependent on the receiving water bodies.