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MRSA in Pets: A Public Health Concern?

Posted by: Susan Sanchez, BSc, MSc, PhD, MIBiol, CBiol
Staphylococci are Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic cocci. The genus is subdivided into many different species and most of them are host adapted. For the most part, staphylococci are skin commensals of healthy individuals where they can be carried transiently or permanently and only cause disease when there is a breech of epithelial integrity. The most common clinical presentations are skin abscesses. The species of staphylococci most frequently isolated from both healthy and sick dogs and cats is Staphylococcus intermedius (SI). Staphylococcus aureus (SA), although isolated from animal infections, is not as common as SI. The susceptibility profiles of both staphylococci species is changing, with clear increases in the number of isolates that are multidrug resistant (MDR). Continue Reading →

Laboratory Diagnosis of Johne’s Disease

Posted by: Sree Rajeev, DVM, PhD, DACVM
Johne’s disease (JD), caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), is an economically important disease of ruminants. The disease is characterized by chronic, progressive granulomatous enteritis and affects a wide variety of hosts including cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, bison and deer. The U.S. dairy cattle industry estimates an annual economic loss of $220 million due to JD. The presence of MAP in milk, its resistance to pasteurization temperatures, and its possible association with Crohn’s disease in humans suggest a significant public health risk. Continue Reading →

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Posted by: test author
test excerpt : Gardens pitch he responded with a match-winning performance. He struck three crucial, timely blows with the ball, squeezing out whatever momentum Rajasthan Royals had managed to build, and then smashed a couple of boundaries to prevent a tricky chase from getting trickier in the closing stages. Continue Reading →

Equine Patients Benefit from Regenerative Medicine Laboratory

Posted by: Sarah Freeman
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has a GLP-designated research lab dedicated to regenerative medicine and it is now offering this specialized service to equine patients at its Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Continue Reading →

Welcome Gary Baxter

Posted by: Sarah Freeman
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital welcomed Gary Baxter, VMD, MS, DACVS, as its Director in April, 2011. Continue Reading →

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