Staphylococcus epidermidis – a recently included bacterium in VetBact

Lise-Lotte Fernström

Lise-Lotte Fernström (BVF, SLU) is checking the bacterial colonies.

We have now included Staphylococcus epidermidis in VetBact because it is a commensal on skin and mucous membranes of many animals (including humans, cattle, dogs and horses). S. epidermidis can be isolated from clinical samples as a contaminant, but it may occasionally,  cause wound infections and mastitis in cows. S. epidermidis belongs to the coagulase negative staphylococci and it does not produce hemolysis on blood agar as can be seen from the images, which have been included on the bacterial page in VetBact.

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1 Response to Staphylococcus epidermidis – a recently included bacterium in VetBact

  1. Hi Lise-Lotte,

    Just searching for some articles regarding S. epidermidis in dogs and was directed to this page. Great to see your picture! Hope all is well in the department. Take care and all the best.

    Ramon

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