Antimicrobial susceptibility of coagulase-positive and coagulase-variable Staphylococci from various indications of swine, dogs and cats as determined in the BfT-GermVet monitoring program 2004-2006

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. Sep-Oct 2007;120(9-10):372-9.


A total of 248 coagulase-positive and coagulase-variable staphylococci from two indications of swine (infections of the urinary/genital tract including strains from the mastitis metritis agalactia syndrome as well as infections of the skin) as well as two indications of dogs/cats (respiratory tract infections and infections of skin/ear/mouth) were investigated for their susceptibility to numerous antimicrobial agents. Regardless of the animal origin and indication, the most frequently detected resistance properties were resistances against penicillin G (53-77%) and ampicillin (42-75%), tetracycline (33-52%) as well as erythromycin (13-27%). Oxacillin-resistant staphylococci were rarely detected.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Bacterial Infections / veterinary*
  • Cat Diseases / microbiology
  • Cats
  • Coagulase / metabolism*
  • Dog Diseases / microbiology
  • Dogs
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Germany
  • Government Programs*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / veterinary*
  • Staphylococcus / drug effects*
  • Staphylococcus / enzymology
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases / microbiology


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Coagulase