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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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Abstract

CASTELLANOS L., Iovana; RODRIGUEZ M., Germán  and  SANTOS A., Rosario. Isolation and Biochemical Identification of Bacterial Organisms from Skin Infections in Dogs. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2011, n.22, pp.21-30. ISSN 0122-9354.

Bacterial dermatitis or pyoderma in dogs are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, among which Staphylococcus intermedius is the most common. The empirical treatment of this group of diseases allows the proliferation of resistant strains that are significant for public health in the case of S. aureus. Similarly, the risk of reverse zoonoses from pet carriers of resistant strains creates a serious public health issue that requires epidemiological surveillance. The objective of the research was the biochemical isolation and identification of the microorganisms present in skin infections in dogs; samples were taken from dogs with skin problems for this purpose, and the bacterial organisms involved were identified by using the BBL Crystal Rapid Gram-Positive ID Kit. Results showed that 80% of the isolates corresponded to S. intermedius. However, molecular studies are required to relate the severity of skin lesions with the identification of staphylococci present in pyoderma, and thus be able to establish control, treatment and prophylaxis measures.

Keywords : Pyoderma; Staphylococcus sp; BBL Crystal; Gram-positive.

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