Sequence type 398 meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonisation in dogs

Floras, A.; Lawn, K.; Slavic, D.; Golding, G. R.; Mulvey, M. R.; Weese, J. S.
June 2010
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;6/26/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 26, p826
Academic Journal
This article investigates sequence type 398 meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and colonisation in dogs in view of a respiratory disease outbreak in a litter of American boxer dogs at a breeding kennel in Ontario. Nasal and rectal samples were collected from 28 originally tested dogs and one new dog. Results showed that overall, MRSA was isolated from 52% of the animals. The author speculates that the owner who worked on the pig farm was the source of the MRSA.


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