Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Companion Animals
|No. sampled||No. samples positive for MRSA† (%)
||Other (clinical)||No. samples positive for MR-CNS† (%)|
|Clinical cases||3||1||1||1||Joint and pleural fluid, feces||NT||NT||NT|
|SAH||32||0||0||0||2 (6)||1 (0)||0|
|Community||24||0||0||0||1 (5)||1 (5)||0|
|SAH veterinary staff||11||3 (27)||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
|Clinical cases||3||1||NT||1||Pleural and joint fluid||NT||NT||NT|
|PLEH||67||8 (12)||0||2 (3)||6 (9)||3 (5)||5 (8)|
|Community||40||0||0||0||12 (30)||0||1 (3)|
|PLEH Veterinary staff||12||0||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
*SAH, small animal hospital; PLEH, Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital; NT, not tested; MR-CNS, methicillin-resistant, coagulase-negative staphylococci.
†Some animals were positive for >1 body site.
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