Feline bacterial urinary tract infections: An update on an evolving clinical problem

Litster, Annette, Thompson, Mary, Moss, Susan and Trott, Darren (2011) Feline bacterial urinary tract infections: An update on an evolving clinical problem. The Veterinary Journal, 187 1: 18-22. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.12.006

Author Litster, Annette
Thompson, Mary
Moss, Susan
Trott, Darren
Title Feline bacterial urinary tract infections: An update on an evolving clinical problem
Journal name The Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1090-0233
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.12.006
Volume 187
Issue 1
Start page 18
End page 22
Total pages 5
Editor Andrew J. Higgins
Place of publication Suffolk, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Formatted abstract
Although feline urine is increasingly submitted for bacterial culture and susceptibility testing as part of a more general diagnostic work-up for a range of presentations in veterinary practice, bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) are relatively uncommon due to a variety of physical and immunological barriers to infection. Culture positive urine is most often obtained from older female cats and the clinical history may include hematuria, dysuria and pollakiuria, or the infection may be occult. Urinalysis usually reveals hematuria and pyuria, and Escherichia coli and Gram-positive cocci are cultured most frequently. Most feline UTIs can be successfully treated using oral amoxicillin or amoxicillin/clavulanic acid administered for at least 14 days, but the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance amongst infecting bacterial species is a growing concern. There is currently no conclusive information on the safety and efficacy of alternative therapeutic agents for the treatment of feline UTIs.
© 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
Keyword Cats
Urinary tract
Clinical management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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