Biocide and antimicrobial susceptibility of methicillin-resistant staphylococcal isolates from horses
- Autores: Belas A, Couto I, Couto N, Gama LT, Kadlec K, Pomba C, Schwarz S, Tilley P
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Veterinary Microbiology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845732
The aim of this study was to evaluate the biocide and antimicrobial susceptibility of methicillin-resistant staphylococcal isolates from horses. Fourteen methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) were subjected to an extensive genotype characterization, including SCCmec, dru, spa, PFGE and MLST typing. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed and resistance genes were detected by PCR. Minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) of four biocides [chlorhexidine acetate (CHA), benzalkonium chloride (BAC), triclosan (TCL) and glutaraldehyde (GLA)] were determined following the recommendations of document NF EN 1040.