Antimicrobial Activity of Propolis Extract Against Staphylococcus Coagulase Positive and Malassezia Pachydermatis of Canine Otitis

Vet Microbiol. 2010 May 19;142(3-4):432-4. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.09.070. Epub 2009 Oct 20.

Abstract

The aims of this study were to evaluate the antimicrobial potential of propolis extract by determining the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) for coagulase-positive Staphylococcus isolates (Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus intermedius) and the minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) for Malassezia pachydermatis isolates. The microorganisms were assayed using broth microdilution techniques. The MBC(90) was 21 mg mL(-1), and the MFC(90) was 5.3 mg mL(-1). The propolis extract was found to exhibit antimicrobial activity against both pathogens.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Coagulase / metabolism
  • Dog Diseases / microbiology*
  • Dogs
  • Malassezia / drug effects*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Otitis / microbiology
  • Otitis / veterinary*
  • Propolis / chemistry
  • Propolis / pharmacology*
  • Staphylococcus / drug effects*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Coagulase
  • Propolis