Christian Stanek

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of clonal lineage ST398 that exhibits related spa types and contains SCCmec elements of types IVa or V has been isolated from colonized and infected humans and companion animals (e.g., dog, pig, horse) in Germany and Austria. Of particular concern is the association of these cases with cases of nosocomial(More)
Unspecific background DNA in quantitative universal real-time PCR utilizing a hydrolysis probe was completely suppressed by the addition of EMA or PMA to the PCR mix via cross-linking of the dyes to DNA during 650 W visible light exposure. The proposed procedure had no effect on the sensitivity of the real-time PCR reaction.
Bovine papillomaviruses of types 1 and 2 (BPV-1 and -2) chiefly contribute to equine sarcoid pathogenesis. However, the mode of virus transmission and the presence of latent infections are largely unknown. This study established a PCR protocol allowing detection of <or=10 copies of the BPV-1/-2 genes E5 and L1. Subsequent screening of peripheral blood(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has become an emerging public health problem worldwide, no longer only associated with healthcare-associated infections. With the exception of some recent reports concerning infections in cats, dogs and horses, infections with MRSA in companion animals have been infrequently reported. Here we submit findings for(More)
Bovine papillomavirus type 1 or 2 (BPV-1, BPV-2) are accepted causal factors in equine sarcoid pathogenesis. Whereas viral genomes are consistently found and expressed within lesions, intact virions have never been detected, thus permissiveness of sarcoids for BPV-1 replication remains unclear. To reassess this issue, an immunocapture PCR (IC/PCR) was(More)
During 2006 and 2007 small clusters of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in horses were recorded in different clinical departments of a veterinary university. The infections were caused by different MRSA clones (ST1, ST254, and ST398). In the same time, nasal colonization of veterinarians, veterinary personnel, and students was(More)
Bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) is a common infectious foot disease whose aetiology is not fully understood. Its origin is thought to be multifactorial, with treponemes being involved. Using PCR-based techniques, BDD samples from 45 affected cows and intact skin from 8 BDD-affected and 33 healthy cows were assessed for the presence of bovine papillomavirus(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess differences in activities of back and pelvic limb muscles by use of surface electromyography (SEMG) in chronically lame and nonlame horses during walking and trotting. ANIMALS 12 nonlame horses and 12 horses with unilateral chronic mild to moderate pelvic limb lameness. PROCEDURES On each horse, bipolar electrodes were attached to(More)
A finite element (FE) hoof capsule was built as a small, symmetrical forelimb hoof on IDEAS* as a model for calculation and visualisation of stress and displacement of the equine hoof capsule. The model's loading was performed according to the suspension of the coffin bone within the hoof wall (pulling force) and over the sole and frog (compressing force)(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING THE STUDY Equine hoof canker is a chronic proliferative pododermatitis of as yet unknown aetiology. Like equine sarcoid disease, canker is a therapy-resistant disorder characterised by hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and a marked tendency to recur. HYPOTHESIS There is an association of sarcoid-inducing bovine papillomaviruses of types 1(More)