Resident Cats in Small Animal Veterinary Hospitals Carry Multi-Drug Resistant Enterococci and are Likely Involved in Cross-Contamination of the Hospital Environment

@inproceedings{Ghosh2012ResidentCI,
  title={Resident Cats in Small Animal Veterinary Hospitals Carry Multi-Drug Resistant Enterococci and are Likely Involved in Cross-Contamination of the Hospital Environment},
  author={Anuradha Ghosh and Kate Stenske Kukanich and Caitlin E. Brown and Ludek Zurek},
  booktitle={Front. Microbio.},
  year={2012}
}
In the USA, small animal veterinary hospitals (SAVHs) commonly keep resident cats living permanently as pets within their facilities. Previously, multi-drug resistant (MDR) enterococci were found as a contaminant of multiple surfaces within such veterinary hospitals, and nosocomial infections are a concern. The objectives of this study were to determine whether resident cats carry MDR enterococci and to compare the feline isolates genotypically to those obtained from SAVH surfaces in a previous… CONTINUE READING
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3:62. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00062 This article was submitted to Frontiers in Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy, a specialty

  • Front. Microbio
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Resident cats in small animal veterinary hospitals carry multi-drug resistant enterococci and are likely involved in cross-contamination

  • A Citation Ghosh, K KuKanich, CE Brown, L Zurek
  • 2012

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