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TREATING AND PREVENTING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) IN PRACTICE

by Lori Hehn - September 2, 2013 at 1:11 PM

It is inevitable that you will encounter a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus (MRSA) case in practice. It is also likely that you will have a client with MRSA and be asked about transmission of this type of bacteria to their pet. Because these infections are becoming more common, knowledge of this subject is important to the health of your patients.

DIAGNOSIS OF RESISTANT INFECTIONS
If the doctor has a patient with pyoderma that is responding poorly to treatment, he/she will likely want to perform a culture of the affected area, which you as a veterinary technician may be asked to perform.

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