Purpose of the study: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. (MRS) are considered pathogens with important zoonotic implications, although the role of healthy horses as livestock reservoir is only partially known. Several protocols are described in the literature, most of which are used to isolate pathogenic strains from diseased animals, and no gold standard method is described to isolate MRS from healthy animals. The objective of this study is to compare two protocols for the isolation of potentially pathogen MRS from the nostrils of healthy horses. Finally, our data show that it is essential to sample both nares, as they host different bacterial populations.

VALIDATION OF A SUITABLE PROTOCOL FOR THE ISOLATION OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS SPP. FROM THE NARES OF HEALTHY HORSES

A. Bellato;M. Bullone;M. C. Stella;P. Nebbia;P. Robino;G. Perona;A. Tarducci
2019

Abstract

Purpose of the study: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. (MRS) are considered pathogens with important zoonotic implications, although the role of healthy horses as livestock reservoir is only partially known. Several protocols are described in the literature, most of which are used to isolate pathogenic strains from diseased animals, and no gold standard method is described to isolate MRS from healthy animals. The objective of this study is to compare two protocols for the isolation of potentially pathogen MRS from the nostrils of healthy horses. Finally, our data show that it is essential to sample both nares, as they host different bacterial populations.
37th Annual Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) Symposium
Caen
15-18 settembre 2019
Abstract book 37th Annual VCRS Symposium
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healthy horse, Coagulase-Negative Methicillin-Resistant (MR-CoNS) Staphylococcus spp.,
A. Bellato, M. Bullone, M.C. Stella, P. Nebbia, P. Robino, G. Perona, A. Tarducci
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