Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2000;40(4):763-767.
Identification and antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria from the uterus of bitches with pyometra
So-hyun Lee1, Jong-ki Cho1, Na-ri Shin2, Hye-soo Kim1, Hwan-yul Yong1, Han-sang Yoo1, Kang-nam Lee2, Byeong-chun Lee1, Woo-suk Hwang2
1Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
2College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University
개 자궁축농증에서의 원인균 분리 및 항생제 감수성 검사
이소현1, 조종기1, 신나리2, 김혜수1, 용환율1, 이강남1, 유한상2, 이병천1, 황우석2
1서울대학교 수의과대학
2서울대학교 농생명공학부
This study was performed to isolate and identify bacteria from uterus with pyometra and examine their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Uterus of 16 bitches with pyometra were surgically removed by ovariohysteroctomy and then bacteria were isolated and identified. Also, susceptibility test to 15 antimicrobial agents was performed. Out of 16 bitches, 11 strains of Escherichia coli, 2 strains of Serratia marcescens, and 1 strain of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella spp. were identified. In antimicrobial susceptibility test, the majority of isolates were susceptible to enrofloxacin, norfloxacin, chloramphenicol, nalidixic acid, gentamicin, trimethprim-sulfamethazole, tetracycline, and moderately susceptible to carbenicillin, amikacin, ampicillin, neomycin, but resistant to vancomycin, streptomycin, bacitracin and colistin. In conclusion, E coli was the most common bacteria isolated from bitches with pyometra and those susceptible antimicrobial agents could be recommended to medical therapy of pyometra.
Key Words: bitch, pyometra, bacteria, antibiotics, susceptibility

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