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Abstract

It has been shown that people and pets can harbour identical strains of meticillin-resistant (MR) staphylococci when they share an environment. Veterinary dermatology practitioners are a professional group with a high incidence of exposure to animals infected by Staphylococcus spp. The objective of ...

Author(s)
Morris, D. O.; Boston, R. C.; O'Shea, K.; Rankin, S. C.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2010, 21, 4, pp 400-407
Abstract

Objective - To compare clinical information obtained from medical records of cats with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) infections, evaluate antibiograms of MRSA and MSSA for multiple-drug resistance (MDR), and characterize the strain...

Author(s)
Morris, D. O.; Mauldin, E. A.; O'Shea, K.; Shofer, F. S.; Rankin, S. C.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2006, 67, 8, pp 1421-1425
Abstract

Recent reports suggest that methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus schleiferi subspecies coagulans are now commonly isolated from dogs. Given the association of a potentially mobile SCCmec type IV element with lysogenic phage-encoded Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) toxin genes in...

Author(s)
Roberts, S.; O'Shea, K.; Morris, D.; Robb, A.; Morrison, D.; Rankin, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2005, 107, 1/2, pp 139-144
Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a highly pathogenic multiple-drug resistant (MDR) microorganism that has recently become more prevalent in the community. It has been found that MRSA strains can also contain genes that encode the panton valentine leukocidin toxin (PVL). The PVL ...

Author(s)
Rankin, S.; Roberts, S.; O'Shea, K.; Maloney, D.; Lorenzo, M.; Benson, C. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2005, 108, 1/2, pp 145-148