Staphylococcus aureus colonization in healthy horses in Atlantic Canada
Burton, ShellyReid-Smith, RichardMcClure, J. T.Weese, J. S.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal / La Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
Health ManagementPathology and Microbiology
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization was not identified in any of 497 horses from Atlantic Canada. Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) was isolated from a subsample of 19/242 (7.9%) horses. Colonization with MSSA is relatively common in healthy horses in Atlantic Canada, but MRSA is currently rare or absent.