Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Staphylococcus spp. quale agente di patologie cutanee del cane


Ossiprandi M. C.
Dipartimento Salute Animale, Sezione Microbiologia ed Immunologia, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Parma


Most cases of bacterial skin disease in dog and cat have been associated, historically, with Staphylococcus genus, particularly Staphylococcus intermedius (Staphylococcus aureus carriage is significantly less frequent). The possibility of a zoonotic transfer, as well as the concern surrounding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus strains, require a new or modified approch to bacterial skin disease (in particular pyoderma) in pets. This article focuses on the bacteriological, toxicological and epidemiological characteristics of Staphylococcus spp., in particular the sensitivity and resistance they demonstrate against antibiotics normally used during veterinay therapy.


staphylococcus spp., dog, dermatitis


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