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Macedonian Veterinary Review


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Antimicrobial resistance of Enterococcus faecium isolated from the urinary system of dogs
Sukru Kirkan1, Ugur Parin1, Gamze Balat2
1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey
2Department of Microbiology, Health Sciences Institute, Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey


The purpose of the present study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant and Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from urine samples of dogs. A total of 22 Enterococcus sp. samples were isolated and identified from 100 urine samples collected by cystocentesis from dogs of both sexes. The identification with species specific primers for multiplex PCR revealed that all 22 isolates (100%) belonged to E. faecium. Vancomycin resistance was found in 10 (45%) samples of E. faecium strains with PCR study by vanA and vanB primers.
Key words: enterococci, E. faecium, vancomycin, vanA, vanB

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