Recommendations for approaches to meticillin-resistant staphylococcal infections of small animals: diagnosis, therapeutic considerations and preventative measures. Clinical Consensus Guidelines of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology
Morris, D. O. et al. (2017) Recommendations for approaches to meticillin-resistant staphylococcal infections of small animals: diagnosis, therapeutic considerations and preventative measures. Clinical Consensus Guidelines of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology. Veterinary Dermatology, 28 (3), pp. 304–e69
In veterinary medicine meticillin resistance is recognised as a potentially serious and widespread problem being prevalent within populations of the Straphylococcus species of clinical importance to dogs and cats.
These clinical consensus statements produced by the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD), which are based on a review of available literature, and the consensus opinion of the Panel, cover the prevention and management of meticillin-resistant staphylococcal (MRS) infections and offer therapeutic recommendations for cases caused by MRS.
Statements that will be of particular relevance to the veterinary practitioner include the following:
- Identification of the primary MRS pathogens in small animal dermatology
- Recommended treatments for surface or superficial pyoderma involving MRS and for otitis and superficial wound infection
- Drug selection for systemic therapy
- Restriction-of-use policy for glycopeptides, linezolid and anti-MRSA cephalosporins
- Veterinary infection control
- Transmission of MRS by infected pets to other pets or owners
These comprehensive consensus statements will serve as a useful reference for practitioners. The information on diagnosis and treatment will be of particular relevance.
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