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Characteristics of Staphylococcus intermedius Isolates from Diseased and Healthy Dogs

Asako SASAKI, Akira SHIMIZU, Junichi KAWANO, Yoshihisa WAKITA, Toshikatsu HAYASHI, Shigenobu OOTSUKI
2005 Journal of Veterinary Medical Science  
Staphylococcus intermedius isolates from diseased and healthy dogs were examined for production of extracellular enzymes and toxins, and phage patterns. There were no significant differences between the two groups of isolates in the production rates of DNase, protease, lipase, gelatinase, hyaluronidase, hemolysins, protein A, and TSST-1, or in phage patterns. But the production rate of enterotoxins in isolates from diseased dogs was significantly higher than that in isolates from healthy dogs.
more » ... from healthy dogs. PFGE analysis was performed with isolates from different body sites in individual dogs. In 3 of 6 healthy dogs, identical PFGE patterns were seen in isolates from the nares, external auditory meatus or skin. The remaining 3 dogs yielded isolates of different patterns. In 4 of 6 diseased dogs, identical patterns were seen in isolates from lesions as well as from the other normal sites. KEY WORDS: diseased and healthy dog, PFGE, Staphylococcus intermedius.
doi:10.1292/jvms.67.103 pmid:15699604 fatcat:xdimjrlbmnclbfuh5oh6xz5wru