Clonal complex Pseudomonas aeruginosa in horses

Kidd, Timothy J., Gibson, Justine S., Moss, Susan, Greer, Ristan M., Cobbold, Rowland N., Wright, John D., Ramsay, Kay A., Grimwood, Keith and Bell, Scott C. (2011) Clonal complex Pseudomonas aeruginosa in horses. Veterinary Microbiology, 149 3-4: 508-512. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.11.030

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Author Kidd, Timothy J.
Gibson, Justine S.
Moss, Susan
Greer, Ristan M.
Cobbold, Rowland N.
Wright, John D.
Ramsay, Kay A.
Grimwood, Keith
Bell, Scott C.
Title Clonal complex Pseudomonas aeruginosa in horses
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 Clonal complex Pseudomonas aeruginosa in horses
Journal name Veterinary Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-1135
Publication date 2011-05
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.11.030
Volume 149
Issue 3-4
Start page 508
End page 512
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Pseudomonas aeruginosa is associated with infectious endometritis in horses. Although infectious endometritis is often considered a venereal infection, there is relatively limited genotypic-based evidence to support this mode of transmission. The study sought to determine the relatedness between genital P. aeruginosa isolates collected from a limited geographical region using molecular strain typing. Enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus PCR typing was performed on 93 isolates collected between 2005 and 2009 from 2058 thoroughbred horses (including 18 stallions) at 66 studs. While P. aeruginosa was not detected in the stallions, 53/93 (57%) mares harbouring P. aeruginosa had clonally related strains, which included a single dominant genotype detected in 42 (45%) mares from 13 different studs. These novel findings suggest that most equine genital P. aeruginosa infections in this region may have been acquired from mechanisms other than direct horse to horse transmission. Instead, other potential acquisition pathways, as well as strain specific adaptation to the equine genital tract, should be investigated. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Genital tract
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under 'Short Communication' Available online 1 December 2010. A Short Communication is a concise but complete description of a limited investigation, which will not be included in a later paper. Short Communications should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper.

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