Identification and antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria from the uterus of bitches with pyometra

개 자궁축농증에서의 원인균 분리 및 항생제 감수성 검사

  • Lee, So-hyun (Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Cho, Jong-ki (Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Shin, Na-ri (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Hye-soo (Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yong, Hwan-yul (Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yoo, Han-sang (Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Kang-nam (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Byeong-chun (Lab of Theriogenology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Hwang, Woo-suk (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University)
  • 이소현 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 조종기 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 신나리 (서울대학교 농생명공학부) ;
  • 김혜수 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 용환율 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이강남 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 유한상 (서울대학교 농생명공학부) ;
  • 이병천 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 황우석 (서울대학교 농생명공학부)
  • Accepted : 2000.11.25
  • Published : 2000.12.20

Abstract

This study was performed to isolate and identify bacteria from uterus with pyometra and examine their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Uterus of 16 bitches with pyometra were surgically removed by ovariohysteroctomy and then bacteria were isolated and identified. Also, susceptibility test to 15 antimicrobial agents was performed. Out of 16 bitches, 11 strains of Escherichia coli, 2 strains of Serratia marcescens, and 1 strain of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella spp. were identified. In antimicrobial susceptibility test, the majority of isolates were susceptible to enrofloxacin, norfloxacin, chloramphenicol, nalidixic acid, gentamicin, trimethprim-sulfamethazole, tetracycline, and moderately susceptible to carbenicillin, amikacin, ampicillin, neomycin, but resistant to vancomycin, streptomycin, bacitracin and colistin. In conclusion, E coli was the most common bacteria isolated from bitches with pyometra and those susceptible antimicrobial agents could be recommended to medical therapy of pyometra.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Seoul National University