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Vet Microbiol. 1997 Jan;54(1):63-72.

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Bordetella bronchiseptica isolates from cats and a comparison of the agar dilution and E-test methods.

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Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, UK.


One hundred and fifty-two predominantly feline isolates of Bordetella bronchiseptica were tested for their susceptibility to seven antimicrobial agents using an agar dilution method. The majority of isolates tested by the agar dilution method were resistant to trimethoprim (MIC90 500 micrograms/ml) and ampicillin (MIC90 > 32 micrograms/ml) but sensitive to tetracycline, doxycycline and enrofloxacin (MIC90 2 micrograms/ml for all three agents). The isolates showed a spectrum of susceptibility to sulphadiazine and clavulanate potentiated amoxycillin. The MIC's of twenty-nine of the 152 isolates were then compared for five of the antimicrobial agents using the E-test (AB Biodisk, Sweden), a recently introduced method for measuring the MIC's of antimicrobial agents based on the diffusion of a pre-defined antibiotic gradient from a plastic strip. Comparisons with the E-test demonstrated an overall agreement (+/- 1 log2 dilution) with the agar dilution method of 79.4% and an agreement within +/- 2 log2 dilutions of 96.2%.

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