Carbapanem-resistant Bacteria Found in UK Dog

Posted: 22nd March 2019

Bacteria resistant to a class of powerful “last resort” antibiotics – carbapenems – have been reported in a UK dog for the first time.

In a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, an Escherichia coli isolate cultured from a wound in a springer spaniel was found to harbour a known carbapenem resistance gene, along with resistance genes for other commonly used antibiotics, such as cephalosporins.

Read the Vet Times article here.