First report of a mecA-positive multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolated from a dog in New ZealandAuthors: Bell AG, Coombs GW, Cater B, Douglass C
Publication: New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 253-256, Jul 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
CASE HISTORY: A 14-year-old neutered male Sealyham terrier was referred for assessment of a persistent pyoderma. It had experienced numerous episodes of dermatitis involving pododermatitis, pyoderma and otitis over the previous 6 years.
CLINICAL FINDINGS: Superficial, focally deep and mucocutaneous pyoderma were present, with yellow mucoid exudate on both nares and the lower lips crusted with haemopurulent exudate. Epidermal collarettes were present on the dorsal and lateral trunk. There were peri-anal crusts and mild erythema was present on the concave aspect of both pinnae.
MICROBIOLOGICAL FINDINGS: Culture and microbiological testing identified
DIAGNOSIS: Superficial, deep and mucus membrane pyoderma associated with a multi-drug resistant
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This is the first recorded case of canine pyoderma involving methicillin-resistant multidrug-resistant
KEY WORDS: Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, MRSP, canine pyoderma, mecA, multi-drug resistant