Staphylococcal dermatitis/pododermatitis and septicaemia in neonatal puppies

Adrian Philbey, David J. Taylor, Andrew Robb, James F. Gibbons, Richard M. Irvine, Hal Thompson

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STAPHYLOCOCCUS pseudintermedius is the main Staphylococcus species colonising the skin and mucocutaneous junctions and causing pyoderma in dogs (Bannoehr and Guardabassi 2012). Puppies are colonised by S pseudintermedius derived from the bitch immediately after birth (Allaker and others 1992, Saijonmaa-Koulumies and Lloyd 2002). Neonatal mortality in puppies in the first two weeks of life has been associated with omphalophlebitis, multifocal abscessation and septicaemia caused by S pseudintermedius (Sager and Remmers 1990, Rota and others 2007). Here we describe neonatal mortality in puppies with staphylococcal dermatitis/pododermatitis and, in some cases, septicaemia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number424
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number17
Early online date3 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2013


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