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Reduced antimicrobial prescribing during autogenous staphylococcal bacterin therapy: a retrospective study in dogs with pyoderma
  1. Alison Wilson,
  2. Natalie Allers,
  3. David H Lloyd,
  4. Ross Bond and
  5. Anette Loeffler
  1. Clinical Science and Services, Royal Veterinary College, London, Hertfordshire, UK
  1. E-mail for correspondence; aloeffler{at}


Autogenous staphylococcal bacterins are commonly mentioned as treatment for canine recurrent pyoderma but little is known about their efficacy. This retrospective study describes use and assesses efficacy of an autogenous Staphylococcus (pseud)intermedius bacterin in dogs with pyoderma. Frequency and duration of systemic antimicrobial therapy were compared 12 months before and after starting bacterin (Wilcoxon signed-rank test) with data extracted from general practice medical histories.

  • bacterial diseases
  • dermatology
  • antimicrobials
  • dogs
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  • Funding Self-funded.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study had been approved by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Ethics and Welfare Committee (URN 2014 1294).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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