AEMV-Lafeber Case Report: Multiple Drug Resistant Staphylococcus Infection, Post Spay in a Domestic Rabbit

Key Points

  • This case report earned an Honorable Mention in the 2018 AEMV Lafeber Company Student Case Report Contest.
  • A female, spayed miniature lop rabbit presented 1-week post spay with marked subcutaneous swelling along the entire length of the surgical incision
  • Subsequent debridement of the abscess and closure of the incision site was somewhat unsuccessful, with the patient returning to emergency afterhours care for another debridement procedure, after which the wound was left open for continued flushing and debridement.
  • Culture and sensitivity of the purulent material grew a multi-drug resistant Coagulase-positive Staphylococcus.

A female, spayed miniature lop rabbit presented 1-week post spay with marked subcutaneous swelling along the entire length of the surgical incision. Subsequent debridement of the abscess and closure of the incision site was somewhat unsuccessful, with the patient returning for another debridement procedure, after which the wound was left open for continued flushing and debridement. Culture and sensitivity of the purulent material grew a multi-drug resistant Coagulase-positive Staphylococcus . . .


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