Antimicrobial resistance and characterisation of staphylococci isolated from healthy Labrador retrievers in the United Kingdom

Vanessa Schmidt, Nicola Williams, Gina Pinchbeck, Caroline Corless, Steve Shaw, Neil McEwan, Susan Dawson, Tim Nuttall

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Abstract

Coagulase-positive (CoPS) and coagulase-negative (CoNS) staphylococci are normal commensals of the skin and mucosa, but are also opportunist pathogens. Meticillin-resistant (MR) and multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates are increasing in human and veterinary healthcare. Healthy humans and other animals harbour a variety of staphylococci, including MR-CoPS and MR-CoNS. The main aims of the study were to characterise the population and antimicrobial resistance profiles of staphylococci from healthy non-vet visiting and non-antimicrobial treated Labrador retrievers in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17
JournalBMC Veterinary Research
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • dog
  • Staphylococcal Infections/veterinary
  • ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE

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