Biologics

Authors: Weese S.
Journal: Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol.

Surgical site infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple classes of antimicrobials are an important and increasing problem in veterinary medicine. Organisms such as methicillin-resistant staphylococci, extended spectrum beta-lactamase Enterobacteriaceae and multi-drug resistant Enterococcus, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas spp. are among the current concerns; however, the emergence and dissemination of other multi-drug resistant organisms will likely follow.

Category: Biologics
Authors: Takanosu M, Takanosu T, Suzuki H, Suzuki K.
Journal: J Small Anim Pract.

This report describes an autosomal incomplete dominant pattern of inheritance for osteochondrodysplasia in the Scottish Fold cats. A three-generation pedigree was analysed. Cats with folded ears were mated with cats with normal ears. All cats with folded ears, which were presumably heterozygous for the mutated allele, developed osteochondrodysplasia in distal fore- and hindlimbs but not in other bones, including the tail in which bone deformity had been demonstrated in previous studies.

Category: Biologics - Pediatrics
Authors: McLean CL, Ness MG.
Journal: J Small Anim Pract.

Objectives: To evaluate staff nasal colonisation with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a veterinary orthopaedic referral hospital, and its effect on the occurrence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-associated postoperative wound complications in orthopaedic and spinal surgical patients.

Category: Biologics