ISSN 2398-2942      

Bacteriology

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Introduction

  • Accurate sampling and identification of putative bacterial pathogens is essential to guide appropriate therapeutic strategies.  
  • A knowledge of the available sampling techniques, culture media, and staining options can help optimize bacterial recognition.  

Bacterial culture

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Bacterial identification

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Microscopy

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Antibiotic sensitivity testing (AST)

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Toutain P L, Bousquet-Melou A, Damborg P et al (2017) En Route towards European Clinical Breakpoints for Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: A Position Paper Explaining the VetCAST Approach. Front Microbiol 8, 2344 PubMed
  • Singhal, N, Kumar M, Kanaujia P K et al (2015) MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: an emerging technology for microbial identification and diagnosis. Front Microbiol 6, 791 PubMed
  • Papich M G (2013) Antimicrobials, Susceptibility Testing, and Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) in Veterinary Infection Treatment. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 43(5), 1079-1089 PubMed

Other sources of information

  • Allerton F & Nuttall T (2021) Antimicrobial use: importance of bacterial culture and susceptibility testing. In Pract 43(9), 500-510. 
  • Villier E & Ristic J (2016) BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Woodrow House, Gloucester, UK. 
  • Markey B, Leonard F, Archambault M, Cullinane A & Maguire D (eds) (2013) Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. 2nd edn, Elsevier. 
  • Greene C E (ed) (2012) Infectious diseases of the dog and cat. 4th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier/Saunders.

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