A single bladder inoculation with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) strain Escherichia coli 83972 does not achieve persistent bacteriuria in normal dogs

Thompson, Mary f., Seton, Erica J., Schembri, Mark A., Mills, Paul C. and Trott, Darren J. (2009). A single bladder inoculation with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) strain Escherichia coli 83972 does not achieve persistent bacteriuria in normal dogs. In: Science Week Proceedings: Small Animal Medicine Research Abstracts. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 2-4 July 2009.

Author Thompson, Mary f.
Seton, Erica J.
Schembri, Mark A.
Mills, Paul C.
Trott, Darren J.
Title of paper A single bladder inoculation with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) strain Escherichia coli 83972 does not achieve persistent bacteriuria in normal dogs
Formatted title
A single bladder inoculation with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) strain Escherichia coli 83972 does not achieve persistent bacteriuria in normal dogs
Language of Title eng
Conference name Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week
Conference location Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 2-4 July 2009
Proceedings title Science Week Proceedings: Small Animal Medicine Research Abstracts
Language of Proceedings Title eng
Language of Journal Name eng
Place of Publication Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Publisher ANZCVS
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Published abstract
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Aim: To achieve persistent bacteriuria in normal dogs with a single bladder inoculation of E. coli 83972.
Background: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a possible alternative to antibiotics for treatment of recurrent urinary
tract infection in dogs via the process of bacterial interference.
Methods:
Approximately 108 E. coli 83972 bacteria were introduced into the bladder of six healthy female dogs
via a sterile urinary catheter. The presence of pyrexia, depression, stranguria, pollakiuria and pigmenturia was
documented for six weeks. Urinalysis and aerobic bacterial culture was performed every 24-72 hours.
Results: Pyuria was present in all dogs on Day 1 and four of six dogs (67%) had a positive culture. One dog had
a single positive culture on Day 4. Duration of colonisation ranged from 0 to 10 days (mean 5.33 days). Four
dogs were re-inoculated on Day 21. Mean duration of colonisation for the four dogs was 2.5 days but no
samples were taken between Days 3 and 7. Ten inoculation events resulted in 9 colonisation outcomes (duration
1-10 days, mean 4.33 days). No dog suffered pyrexia or appeared systemically unwell but all dogs exhibited
mild pollakiuria and a small number displayed gross haematuria and/or stranguria. By Day 3 of each trial all
signs had resolved.
Conclusion:
Persistent bacteriuria was not achieved in any dog but two dogs were colonised for ten days
following a single inoculation.
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