Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

Isolation of Staphylococcus sciuri from horse skin infection

 

H. Beims(1), A. Overmann(1), M. Fulde(2), M. Steinert(1) and S. Bergmann(1,*)

 

1 Department of Infection Biology, Institute of Microbiology, Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig, Spielmannstr. 7, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

2 Center for Infection Medicine, Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Abstract

Staphylococcus sciuri is known as an opportunistic pathogen colonizing domesticated animals and has also been associated with wound infections in humans. Particularly over the last decade, oxacillin (methicillin) resistant strains had been emerged, which now increase the medical relevance of this species. This report describes the identification of an oxacillin-resistant S. sciuri isolate from a wound infection of a horse. We determined the absence of coagulase and hyaluronidase activity and analysed the antibiotic resistance profile.

Keywords: Colonization, Horse, Oxacillin resistance, Staphylococcus sciuri.

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Cite this paper:
Beims, H., Overmann, A., M. Fulde, M., Steinert, M. and Bergmann, S. 2016. Isolation of Staphylococcus sciuri from horse skin infection. Open Vet. J. 6(3), 242-246.