Methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci from healthy dogs in Nsukka, Nigeria

  1. Chah, K.F. 2
  2. Gómez-Sanz, E. 1
  3. Nwanta, J.A. 2
  4. Asadu, B. 2
  5. Agbo, I.C. 2
  6. Lozano, C. 1
  7. Zarazaga, M. 1
  8. Torres, C. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

  2. 2 University of Nigeria, Nsukka

    University of Nigeria, Nsukka

    Nsukka, Nigeria

    GRID grid.10757.34

Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

ISSN: 1517-8382

Année de publication: 2014

Volumen: 45

Número: 1

Pages: 215-220

Type: Article

Exporter: RIS
DOI: 10.1590/S1517-83822014005000034 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84901932996 WoS: 000338109800029 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAccès ouvert editor
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The occurrence, resistance phenotype and molecular mechanisms of resistance of methicillinresistant staphylococci from groin swabs of 109 clinically healthy dogs in Nsukka, Nigeria were investigated. The groin swab samples were cultured on mannitol salt agar supplemented with 10 μg of cloxacillin. Sixteen methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci (MRCoNS), all harbouring the mecA gene were isolated from 14 (12.8%) of the 109 dogs studied. The MRCoNS isolated were: S. sciuri subspecies rodentium, S. lentus, S. haemolyticus, and S. simulans with S. sciuri subspecies rodentium (62.5%) being the predominant species. Thirteen (81.3%) of the MRCoNS were resistant to tetracycline while 12 (75%) and 10 (62.5%) were resistant to kanamycin and trimthoprim- sulphamethoxazole respectively. None of the isolates was resistant to fusidic acid, linezolid and vancomycin. Thirteen (81.3%) of the MRCoNS were multi-drug resistance (MDR). Other antimicrobial genes detected were: blaZ, tet(K), tet(M), tet(L), erm(B), lnu(A), aacA-aphD, aphA3, str, dfr(G), catpC221,and catpC223. Methicillin-resistant staphylococci are common colonizers of healthy dogs in Nigeria with a major species detected being S. sciuri subsp. rodentium. © 2014, Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia.