Surveillance affecting infection control in a veterinary teaching hospital
Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are poorly understood in veterinary medicine. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) is an increasingly reported pathogen of dogs. Consequently, there are increasing concerns regarding treatment difficulties and propagation of antibiotic resistance. The first study seeks to estimate the burden of MRSP carriage among dogs presenting to the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (CSU-VTH). This study enrolled 243 canine patients across 3 different hospital services upon admission to the VTH and 155 canine patients across ...
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