ISSN: 2223-2133 (Online), 1815-8986 (Print)
Vol. 9, Number 2, December 2009
Antimicrobial susceptibility of clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from dogs in Grenada
Harry Hariharan, Erica Sylvester, Vanessa Matthew
A total of 44 isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were recovered from various clinical conditions during the last 5 years from dogs in Grenada. The majority of isolates originated from otitis, and skin conditions including dermatitis, wounds, and abscesses. The isolates were tested for their susceptibility to 6 antibiotics using a standard disk diffusion test. Resistance was least to gentamicin (9.8%), followed by enrofloxacin (15.8%), and neomycin (41.8%). Resistance to tetracycline was 85.3%, and all isolates showed inherent resistance to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and cephalothin.