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Pet animals as reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.
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Data on pet animals are clearly needed for guiding antimicrobial use policy in small animal veterinary practice as well as for assessing the risk of transmission of antimicrobial resistance to humans.
Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among staff and pets in a small animal referral hospital in the UK.
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Evidence of EMRSA-15 mucosal carriage in veterinary staff and hospitalized dogs is provided, with the risk of MRSA carriage in Veterinary staff being significantly higher than reported for the UK healthy community.
Antimicrobial Use Guidelines for Treatment of Urinary Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats: Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases
Urinary tract disease is a common reason for use (and likely misuse, improper use, and overuse) of antimicrobials in dogs and cats. There is a lack of comprehensive treatment guidelines such as those
Staphylococcus aureus host specificity: comparative genomics of human versus animal isolates by multi-strain microarray.
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This is the most comprehensive genetic comparison of human versus animal S. aureus isolates conducted and because it used a whole-genome approach, it could estimate the key genes with the greatest variability that are associated with host specificity.
Guidelines for the diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy of canine superficial bacterial folliculitis (Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal
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Optimal management of SBF will improve antimicrobial use and reduce selection of MRSP and other multidrug-resistant bacteria affecting animal and human health.
Genomic insights into the rapid emergence and evolution of MDR in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.
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The data suggest that MDR MRSP evolved rapidly by the acquisition of a very limited number of MGEs and mutations, and that the use of many classes of antimicrobials may co-select for the spread and emergence of MDR and XDR strains.
Prevalence of and risk factors for MRSA carriage in companion animals: a survey of dogs, cats and horses
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The absence of typical risk factors indicates that companion animals act as contaminated vectors rather than as true reservoirs of MRSA, and MRSA carriage was rare in the selected companion animal populations.
spa typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from domestic animals and veterinary staff in the UK and Ireland.
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Irrespective of geographical origin, MRSA isolated from equine and small animal hospitals generally clustered into two distinct clonal complexes, CC8 and CC22, respectively.
Antimicrobial use Guidelines for Treatment of Respiratory Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats: Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases
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The International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases convened a Working Group of clinical microbiologists, pharmacologists, and internists to share experiences, examine scientific data, review clinical trials, and develop these guidelines to assist veterinarians in making antimicrobial treatment choices.
Companion animals: a reservoir for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the community?
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This article reviews the literature on the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in dogs, cats and horses and suggests significant epidemiological, clinical and genetic differences exist between CA-MRSA in humans and the majority of MRSA infections in the different animal species.
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