Latest surveillance report: Small animal disease surveillance: pruritus and coagulase-positive staphylococci

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Our latest surveillance report entitled 'Small animal disease surveillance: pruritus and coagulase-positive staphylococci' has been published in the Veterinary Record.

  • Presentation for pruritus comprised 6.5 per cent, 3.6 per cent and 2.0 per cent of canine, feline and rabbit consultations, respectively, between January 2014 and June 2016.
  • Topical antimicrobials were the most commonly prescribed pruritus treatments for dogs (33.6 per cent of consultations); for cats, it was systemic glucocorticoids (53.5 per cent). 
  • In surveillance of coagulase-positive staphylococci, 16 per cent of 176 coagulase-positive staphylococci isolated from canine diagnostic samples were sensitive to all tested antibacterial classes; multidrug resistance (resistance to three or more antibacterial classes) was found in 6.8 per cent


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