Small animal disease surveillance: pruritus, and coagulase-positive staphylococci

Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno, David Singleton, Philip H Jones, Bethaney Heayns, Maya Wardeh, Alan D Radford, Vanessa Schmidt, Susan Dawson, Peter-John M Noble, Sally Everitt

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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 2016Topical 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2016


  • Animal Diseases
  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Cat Diseases
  • Cats
  • Coagulase
  • Dog Diseases
  • Dogs
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Pruritus
  • Rabbits
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Staphylococcus
  • United Kingdom
  • Journal Article


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