Antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-positive udder pathogens from bovine mastitis milk in Switzerland

Overesch, Gudrun; Stephan, R.; Perreten, Vincent (2013). Antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-positive udder pathogens from bovine mastitis milk in Switzerland. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155(6), pp. 339-350. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000469

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We evaluated the susceptibility of the gram-positive mastitis pathogens S. aureus, Str. uberis, Str. dysgalactiae, E. faecalis and L. garviae to antibiotics that are of epidemiological interest or are critically important for mastitis therapy and human medicine. Penicillin resistance was found to be most frequent in S. aureus, and nearly 5 % of the Str. uberis strains displayed a decreased susceptibility to this antibiotic. Resistance to aminoglycosides and macrolides was also detected in the strains tested. The detection of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and of a ciprofloxacin-resistant Str. dysgalactiae isolate corroborated the emergence of mastitis pathogens resistant to critically important antibiotics and underscores the importance of susceptibility testing prior to antibiotic therapy. The monitoring of antibiotic susceptibility patterns and antibiogram analyses are strongly recommended for targeted antimicrobial treatment and to avoid the unnecessary use of the latest generation of antibiotics.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Overesch, Gudrun and Perreten, Vincent

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

22 Aug 2014 12:15

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 06:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281/a000469

PubMed ID:

23732380

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Antimicrobial resistance, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, MRSA

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43817

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43817

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