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Staphylococcal dermatitis/pododermatitis and septicaemia in neonatal puppies

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

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Original languageEnglish
Article number424
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number17
Early online date3 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2013


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.

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