J Scott Weese

Summary

Affiliation: University of Guelph
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the roles of clostridium difficile and enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens in equine diarrhoea
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
    Equine Vet J 33:403-9. 2001
  2. pmc Video observation of hand hygiene practices during routine companion animal appointments and the effect of a poster intervention on hand hygiene compliance
    Maureen E C Anderson
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 10:106. 2014
  3. pmc An investigation of resistance to β-lactam antimicrobials among staphylococci isolated from pigs with exudative epidermitis
    Jeonghwa Park
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road, Guelph N1G2W1, ON, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 9:211. 2013
  4. pmc Prevalence and molecular characterization of Clostridium difficile isolated from European Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) during migration
    Petra Bandelj
    Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana SI 1115, Slovenia
    BMC Vet Res 10:40. 2014
  5. pmc Observational study of patient and surgeon preoperative preparation in ten companion animal clinics in Ontario, Canada
    Maureen E C Anderson
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 9:194. 2013
  6. pmc Identification of appropriate reference genes for qPCR studies in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and preliminary assessment of icaA gene expression in biofilm-embedded bacteria
    Evan C Crawford
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road, Ontario N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 7:451. 2014
  7. pmc Collagen and hyaluronan at wound sites influence early polymicrobial biofilm adhesive events
    Eric Birkenhauer
    BioNano Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Microbiol 14:191. 2014
  8. pmc International Clostridium difficile animal strain collection and large diversity of animal associated strains
    Sandra Janezic
    National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food, Maribor, Slovenia
    BMC Microbiol 14:173. 2014
  9. pmc In vitro synergism of fosfomycin and clarithromycin antimicrobials against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
    Matthew Dicicco
    BioNano Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Microbiol 14:129. 2014
  10. pmc The fecal microbiota of semi-free-ranging wood bison (Bison bison athabascae)
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 10:120. 2014

Detail Information

Publications154 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the roles of clostridium difficile and enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens in equine diarrhoea
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
    Equine Vet J 33:403-9. 2001
    ..difficile-negative horses with colitis (P = 0.03). This study provides further evidence that C. difficile and enterotoxigenic C. perfringens are associated with equine enterocolitis...
  2. pmc Video observation of hand hygiene practices during routine companion animal appointments and the effect of a poster intervention on hand hygiene compliance
    Maureen E C Anderson
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 10:106. 2014
    ..The objectives of this study were to describe hand hygiene practices associated with routine appointments in companion animal clinics in Ontario, and the effectiveness of a poster campaign to improve hand hygiene compliance...
  3. pmc An investigation of resistance to β-lactam antimicrobials among staphylococci isolated from pigs with exudative epidermitis
    Jeonghwa Park
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road, Guelph N1G2W1, ON, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 9:211. 2013
    ..The primary objective of this research was to investigate and characterize β-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus hyicus, Staphylococcus aureus and other staphylococci isolated from these pigs...
  4. pmc Prevalence and molecular characterization of Clostridium difficile isolated from European Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) during migration
    Petra Bandelj
    Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana SI 1115, Slovenia
    BMC Vet Res 10:40. 2014
    ..Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) nest in close proximity to human habitats and their biology is closely associated with cattle farming. Therefore, we hypothesized that Barn Swallows can be the reservoir of Clostridium difficile...
  5. pmc Observational study of patient and surgeon preoperative preparation in ten companion animal clinics in Ontario, Canada
    Maureen E C Anderson
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 9:194. 2013
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  6. pmc Identification of appropriate reference genes for qPCR studies in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and preliminary assessment of icaA gene expression in biofilm-embedded bacteria
    Evan C Crawford
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road, Ontario N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 7:451. 2014
    ..Suitable reference genes for qPCR experiments on Staphylococcus pseudintermedius have yet to be identified...
  7. pmc Collagen and hyaluronan at wound sites influence early polymicrobial biofilm adhesive events
    Eric Birkenhauer
    BioNano Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Microbiol 14:191. 2014
    ....
  8. pmc International Clostridium difficile animal strain collection and large diversity of animal associated strains
    Sandra Janezic
    National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food, Maribor, Slovenia
    BMC Microbiol 14:173. 2014
    ..Here we describe a collection of animal associated C. difficile strains from 12 countries based on inclusion criteria of one strain (PCR ribotype) per animal species per laboratory...
  9. pmc In vitro synergism of fosfomycin and clarithromycin antimicrobials against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
    Matthew Dicicco
    BioNano Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Microbiol 14:129. 2014
    ..We selected these agents, because they prevent biofilm formation and induce antimicrobial synergism that may also target other staphylococci...
  10. pmc The fecal microbiota of semi-free-ranging wood bison (Bison bison athabascae)
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 10:120. 2014
    ..This study explored the fecal microbiota of semi-free-ranging Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae)...
  11. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in cat and owner
    Carlo B Vitale
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1998-2000. 2006
  12. pmc Antimicrobial use guidelines for treatment of urinary tract disease in dogs and cats: antimicrobial guidelines working group of the international society for companion animal infectious diseases
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Med Int 2011:263768. 2011
    ..While objective data are currently limited, these guidelines provide information to assist in the diagnosis and management of upper and lower urinary tract infections in dogs and cats...
  13. pmc Molecular analysis of the microbiota in hard feces from healthy rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) medicated with long term oral meloxicam
    David Eshar
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2 W1, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 10:62. 2014
    ..Samples of hard feces were collected from six rabbits treated with meloxicam (1 mg/kg orally once every 24 h) on days 0,6,14 and 21. Next generation sequencing of V4 16S rRNA gene products was performed...
  14. pmc Evaluation of the nasal microbiota in slaughter-age pigs and the impact on nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G2W1, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 10:69. 2014
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  15. ncbi request reprint Infectious folliculitis and dermatophytosis
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada Electronic address
    Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 29:559-75. 2013
    ..Addressing underlying etiology, environmental management, and infection control play a crucial role in preventing relapse of clinical signs. ..
  16. pmc Characterization of the biofilm forming ability of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from dogs
    Ameet Singh
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 9:93. 2013
    ..pseudintermedius. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the biofilm forming ability of clinical isolates of S. pseudintermedius obtained from dogs using phenotypic and genotypic techniques...
  17. pmc Efficacy of clarithromycin on biofilm formation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
    Matthew Dicicco
    School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 8:225. 2012
    ..Clarithromycin (CLA) has been shown to prevent biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus. This study aims to assess the in vitro activity of CLA in eradicating MRSP biofilm formation on various materials...
  18. pmc Presence and molecular characterization of Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens in intestinal compartments of healthy horses
    Angelika Schoster
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 8:94. 2012
    ..difficile and C. perfringens in different intestinal compartments of healthy adult horses and to determine whether faecal samples are representative of colonization in proximal sites and overall carrier status...
  19. pmc Comparison of microbial populations in the small intestine, large intestine and feces of healthy horses using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism
    Angelika Schoster
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 6:91. 2013
    ..16S rRNA gene PCR-based TRFLP was used to investigate microbiota richness in various segments of the gastrointestinal tract, and dice similarity indices were calculated to compare the samples...
  20. pmc Pet husbandry and infection control practices related to zoonotic disease risks in Ontario, Canada
    Jason W Stull
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G2W1 Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:520. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize zoonotic disease related-husbandry and infection preventive practices in pet-owning households in Ontario, Canada...
  21. pmc Household knowledge, attitudes and practices related to pet contact and associated zoonoses in Ontario, Canada
    Jason W Stull
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G2W1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:553. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize the general public's knowledge, attitudes and risks related to pet ownership and animal contact in southern Ontario, Canada...
  22. pmc Respiratory disease outbreak in a veterinary hospital associated with canine parainfluenza virus infection
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Can Vet J 54:79-82. 2013
    ..Hospital-associated transmission of canine respiratory pathogens, therefore, must be considered. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint The canine and feline skin microbiome in health and disease
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Vet Dermatol 24:137-45.e31. 2013
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  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of minocycline susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 162:968-71. 2013
    ..Study of the pharmacokinetics and clinical efficacy of minocycline in dogs and cats is warranted...
  25. ncbi request reprint In vitro miconazole susceptibility of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and Staphylococcus aureus
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
    Vet Dermatol 23:400-e74. 2012
    ..Miconazole has limited antibacterial properties that include antistaphylococcal activity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Use of fluorescent tagging for assessment of environmental cleaning and disinfection in a veterinary hospital
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G2W1, Canada
    Vet Rec 171:217. 2012
    ..Environmental tagging may be a useful infection control tool for establishing baseline cleaning rates, identifying deficiencies in protocols, evaluating the effects of interventions and education of personnel...
  27. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcal control in the veterinary hospital
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Dermatol 23:292-8, e57-8. 2012
    ..With an understanding of some basic concepts and use of available resources, development of an effective infection control programme is within the reach of any facility...
  28. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with methicillin-resistant versus methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection in dogs
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 240:1450-5. 2012
    ..To compare methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) and methicillin-susceptible S pseudintermedius (MSSP) infections in dogs...
  29. pmc Methicillin-resistant staphylococcal contamination of cellular phones of personnel in a veterinary teaching hospital
    Timothy Julian
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 5:193. 2012
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  30. pmc Clostridium difficile infection in an Iranian hospital
    Mohammad Jalali
    School of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
    BMC Res Notes 5:159. 2012
    ..Selective enrichment culture for C. difficile was performed and isolates were characterised using ribotyping, PCR for the detection of tcdA, tcdB and cdtB genes, and tcdC sequence analysis...
  31. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in feedlot cattle
    J S Weese
    Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Zoonoses Public Health 59:144-7. 2012
    ..The reason for this discrepancy is unclear but it demonstrates that further study of MRSA in livestock as well as slaughter, processing and retail environments is needed to elucidate the epidemiology of MRSA contamination of meat...
  32. ncbi request reprint Observation of practices at petting zoos and the potential impact on zoonotic disease transmission
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 45:10-5. 2007
    ..Although petting zoos are common at public events and allow the public to interact with animals, there has been minimal evaluation of practices at petting zoos...
  33. pmc Survival of Salmonella Copenhagen in food bowls following contamination with experimentally inoculated raw meat: effects of time, cleaning, and disinfection
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
    Can Vet J 47:887-9. 2006
    ..This study demonstrated that Salmonella persists in food bowls that are inoculated with Salmonella-containing raw meat. Standard methods of cleaning and disinfection were minimally effective at eliminating Salmonella contamination...
  34. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) contamination of retail pork
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
    Can Vet J 51:749-52. 2010
    ..While the relevance of contamination of retail meat is currently unclear, further study is required to determine if food may be a source of infection...
  35. pmc Survival of Streptococcus equi on surfaces in an outdoor environment
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 50:968-70. 2009
    ..33) or surface type (P = 0.95), but there was an effect of sunlight (P = 0.002). Outdoor survival of S. equi is poor, and prolonged quarantine of outdoor areas, particularly areas exposed to the sun, is probably unnecessary...
  36. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    ILAR J 51:233-44. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal investigation of Clostridium difficile shedding in piglets
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G2W1, Canada
    Anaerobe 16:501-4. 2010
    ..The decline in prevalence over time may also have implications on public health concerns, since colonization rates of animals at the time of slaughter are presumably more relevant than those earlier in life...
  38. pmc Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in horses admitted to a veterinary teaching hospital
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 48:921-6. 2007
    ..A better understanding of risk factors for MRSA colonization is important to elucidate the epidemiology of this emerging veterinary and zoonotic pathogen, and to design evidence-based infection control programs...
  39. pmc Retrospective study of perioperative antimicrobial use practices in horses undergoing elective arthroscopic surgery at a veterinary teaching hospital
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Can Vet J 50:185-8. 2009
    ..While objective data regarding optimal perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis are limited, the antimicrobial use practices observed here commonly deviated from standard recommendations for perioperative prophylaxis...
  40. pmc Staphylococcus pseudintermedius necrotizing fasciitis in a dog
    J Scott Weese
    Departments of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Can Vet J 50:655-6. 2009
    ..While Streptococcus canis is typically considered to be the main cause of necrotizing fasciitis in dogs, staphylococci should also be considered...
  41. ncbi request reprint Identification of Oxalobacter formigenes in the faeces of healthy cats
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
    Lett Appl Microbiol 49:800-2. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether O. formigenes could be detected in the faeces of healthy cats...
  42. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance in companion animals
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G2W1, Canada
    Anim Health Res Rev 9:169-76. 2008
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  43. pmc Needlestick injuries in veterinary medicine
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
    Can Vet J 49:780-4. 2008
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  44. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Clostridium difficile in dogs and the household environment
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1100-4. 2010
    ..C. difficile was relatively common in households, suggesting that exposure to this pathogen may be a regular event. There was no evidence that dogs are a significant source of household C. difficile contamination...
  45. ncbi request reprint A review of post-operative infections in veterinary orthopaedic surgery
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
    Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 21:99-105. 2008
    ..All veterinary practices should have some form of infection control program in order to address surgical site infections, among other issues, and to provide the optimal and expected level of care...
  46. ncbi request reprint Detection and characterization of Clostridium difficile in retail chicken
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Lett Appl Microbiol 50:362-5. 2010
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of Clostridium difficile contamination of retail chicken...
  47. pmc A survey of needle handling practices and needlestick injuries in veterinary technicians
    J Scott Weese
    Departments of Pathobiology Weese and Clinical Studies Faires, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 50:1278-82. 2009
    ..Measures need to be undertaken to improve sharps handling practices to reduce the number of needlestick injuries among veterinary technicians...
  48. ncbi request reprint A review of multidrug resistant surgical site infections
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelp, Guelp, Ontario, Canada
    Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 21:1-7. 2008
    ..Despite the negative connotations that are associated with multi-drug resistant infections, most infections are potentially treatable if basic principles of infection treatment and infection control are followed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in piglets
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:238-43. 2011
    ..No piglets or sows received antimicrobials during the study period. These results indicate that age must be considered when designing surveillance programmes and interpreting results of different studies on MRSA...
  50. ncbi request reprint Detection and quantification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones in retail meat products
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Lett Appl Microbiol 51:338-42. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) contamination of retail meat and to determine the level of contamination...
  51. pmc Detection and enumeration of Clostridium difficile spores in retail beef and pork
    J Scott Weese
    Dept of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5009-11. 2009
    ..This study has identified relatively common contamination of retail ground beef and pork with C. difficile spores; however, the levels of contamination were very low...
  52. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in veterinary medicine
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G2W1, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 140:418-29. 2010
    ..The relative importance of these staphylococci on different animal species varies, as do the concerns about zoonotic transmission, yet it is clear that both present a challenge to veterinary medicine...
  53. pmc Assessment of commercial probiotic bacterial contents and label accuracy
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 52:43-6. 2011
    ..Deficiencies in veterinary probiotic quality remain. Veterinarians and owners should scrutinize commercial probiotics and demand evidence of quality control and efficacy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Bacterial enteritis in dogs and cats: diagnosis, therapy, and zoonotic potential
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G2W1, Canada
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 41:287-309. 2011
    ..An understanding of the strengths and limitations of various diagnostic options is important for the management of canine and feline enteritis...
  55. pmc Bacteriological evaluation of commercial canine and feline raw diets
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 46:513-6. 2005
    ..A toxigenic strain of C. difficile was isolated from one turkey-based food. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 1/25 (4%) diets. Campylobacter spp. were not isolated from any of the diets...
  56. pmc Scrutiny of antimicrobial use in racing horses with allergic small airway inflammatory disease
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
    Can Vet J 46:438-9. 2005
    ..Horses with cough were more commonly treated (P = 0.02). In almost all cases, no clinical signs suggested that bacterial infection was present. Inappropriate use of antimicrobials was common...
  57. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses and horse personnel, 2000-2002
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:430-5. 2005
    ..All tested isolates from clinical infections were negative for the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes. Equine MRSA infection may be an important emerging zoonotic and veterinary disease...
  58. pmc Bacteriological evaluation of dog and cat diets that claim to contain probiotics
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 44:212-6. 2003
    ..No relevant growth was present in 5 (26%) products. Average bacterial growth ranged from 0 to 1.8 x 10(5) CFU/g. Overall, the actual contents of the diets were not accurately represented by the label descriptions...
  59. pmc West Nile virus encephalomyelitis in horses in Ontario: 28 cases
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 44:469-73. 2003
    ..This pathogen is emerging as an important cause of neurological disease in Canada...
  60. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in a small animal veterinary teaching hospital
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Vet Intern Med 17:813-6. 2003
    ..5 cases per 1,000 admissions (P < 0.001)...
  61. pmc Evaluation of deficiencies in labeling of commercial probiotics
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 44:982-3. 2003
    ..Contents of 5/20 (25%) human and 3/17 (18%) veterinary products were misspelled. In only 9 human and 2 veterinary products were the contents adequately identified...
  62. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses and horse personnel
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 20:601-13. 2004
    ..This statement was directed at control of MRSA in people; however, it is equally relevant in the veterinary context and should receive strong consideration...
  63. ncbi request reprint Barrier precautions, isolation protocols, and personal hygiene in veterinary hospitals
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 20:543-59. 2004
    ..Regular reassessment of protocols based on ongoing research and clinical experiences is required...
  64. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections resulting from horse to human transmission in a veterinary hospital
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Microbiol 114:160-4. 2006
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  65. ncbi request reprint Suspected transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between domestic pets and humans in veterinary clinics and in the household
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont Weese, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Microbiol 115:148-55. 2006
    ..To describe MRSA infection and colonization in household pets, and transmission of MRSA between animals and humans...
  66. pmc Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus shedding by slaughter-age pigs
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Vet Res 7:41. 2011
    ..This study evaluated C. difficile and MRSA shedding by slaughter age pigs from farms across Canada...
  67. ncbi request reprint Oxalate degradation by intestinal lactic acid bacteria in dogs and cats
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 101:161-6. 2004
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  68. ncbi request reprint The roles of Clostridium difficile and enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens in diarrhea in dogs
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
    J Vet Intern Med 15:374-8. 2001
    ..No correlation was found between C perfringens spore number and the presence of CPE...
  69. pmc Pets in voluntary household quarantine
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1029-30. 2006
  70. pmc Preliminary investigation of the probiotic potential of Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain GG in horses: fecal recovery following oral administration and safety
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 44:299-302. 2003
    ..Consistent intestinal colonization in adults was only achieved with a prohibitively high dose...
  71. pmc Occupational health and safety in small animal veterinary practice: Part II--Parasitic zoonotic diseases
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 43:799-802. 2002
  72. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses at a veterinary teaching hospital: frequency, characterization, and association with clinical disease
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Vet Intern Med 20:182-6. 2006
    ..MRSA screening of horses admitted to a veterinary hospital was useful for identification of community-associated and nosocomial colonization and infection, and for monitoring of infection control practices...
  73. ncbi request reprint Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from the environment in a veterinary teaching hospital
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Vet Intern Med 18:468-70. 2004
    ..This possibility must be taken into consideration when designing infection control and disinfection protocols...
  74. pmc Possible seasonality of Clostridium difficile in retail meat, Canada
    Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios
    University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:802-5. 2009
    ..difficile in retail meats, using a broad Canadian sampling infrastructure and 3 culture methods. We found 6.1% prevalence and indications of possible seasonality (highest prevalence in winter)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Natural and experimental infection of neonatal calves with Clostridium difficile
    Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, N1G 2W1 Ontario, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 124:166-72. 2007
    ..Further studies are required to investigate the clinical relevance of C. difficile in calves...
  76. ncbi request reprint PCR ribotyping of Clostridium difficile isolates originating from human and animal sources
    Luis G Arroyo
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Med Microbiol 54:163-6. 2005
    ..This suggests that there is a potential for interspecies transmission of C. difficile and epidemiological studies are warranted...
  77. pmc Occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in healthy dogs and cats presented to private veterinary hospitals in southern Ontario: A preliminary study
    Colleen Murphy
    Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Can Vet J 50:1047-53. 2009
    ..The observed prevalence of resistance in commensal E. coli from this population was lower than that previously reported in companion animals, but a small percentage of dogs may be a reservoir for CMY-2 E. coli...
  78. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of prevalence and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in veterinary personnel attending an international equine veterinary conference
    Maureen E C Anderson
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 129:410-7. 2008
    ..This is the first study to demonstrate a statistically significant association between hand hygiene practices and a measurable clinical outcome in veterinary medicine...
  79. pmc Escherichia coli and selected veterinary and zoonotic pathogens isolated from environmental sites in companion animal veterinary hospitals in southern Ontario
    Colleen P Murphy
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
    Can Vet J 51:963-72. 2010
    ..There is an environmental reservoir of pathogens in veterinary hospitals; therefore, additional studies are required to characterize risk factors associated with HAI in companion animals, including the role of the environment...
  80. pmc Out-patient antimicrobial drug use in dogs and cats for new disease events from community companion animal practices in Ontario
    Colleen P Murphy
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 53:291-8. 2012
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Incidence of acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, and other health-care-associated pathogens by dogs that participate in animal-assisted interventions
    Sandra L Lefebvre
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 234:1404-17. 2009
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Cluster of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a small animal intensive care unit
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 231:1361-4. 2007
    ..This prompted an investigation of MRSA colonization in other animals in the ICU...
  83. ncbi request reprint Comparison of antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli recovered from pet dogs from volunteer households in Ontario (2005-06)
    Erin K Leonard
    Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:174-81. 2012
    ..To compare the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) patterns of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli in the faeces of pet dogs from volunteer households in Southwestern Ontario, Canada...
  84. ncbi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses and humans who work with horses
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 226:580-3. 2005
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in horses and horse personnel...
  85. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for Clostridium difficile colonization in dogs and cats hospitalized in an intensive care unit
    Jennifer Clooten
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 129:209-14. 2008
    ..006, OR 4.05, 95% CI 1.4-10.8). Acquisition of C. difficile during hospitalization in the ICU was associated with the development of diarrhea (P=0.004). Two ribotypes, one toxigenic and one non-toxigenic, predominated...
  86. ncbi request reprint Molecular analysis of Clostridium difficile isolates recovered from horses with diarrhea
    Luis G Arroyo
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont, Canada N1G 2W1
    Vet Microbiol 120:179-83. 2007
    ..A positive EIA result was reported in 17 (44%) of the cases. There was no association between the presence of different ribotypes or strains and toxin gene(s) profiles and the clinical outcome...
  87. pmc Coagulase positive staphylococcal colonization of humans and their household pets
    Beth A Hanselman
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 50:954-8. 2009
    ..Indistinguishable canine and human S. pseudintermedius isolates were present in 4/9 of households with a human who was colonized...
  88. pmc Prevalence of Clostridium difficile in retail pork
    Devon Metcalf
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 51:873-6. 2010
    ..difficile in humans...
  89. ncbi request reprint An investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in people and pets in the same household with an infected person or infected pet
    Meredith C Faires
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 235:540-3. 2009
    ....
  90. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in veterinary personnel
    Beth A Hanselman
    Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1933-8. 2006
    ..001) in the United States (n = 10), United Kingdom (n = 2), and Denmark (n = 1). MRSA colonization may be an occupational risk for veterinary professionals...
  91. pmc The prevalence of bacterial contamination of surgical cold sterile solutions from community companion animal veterinary practices in southern Ontario
    Colleen P Murphy
    Departments of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Can Vet J 51:634-6. 2010
    ..Surgical cold sterile solutions were sampled and bacteria, including opportunistic pathogens, were recovered from 13% of the sampled solutions. Attempts to sterilize surgical instruments with cold sterile solutions should be avoided...
  92. pmc Clostridium difficile in retail ground meat, Canada
    Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios
    Department of Clinical Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:485-7. 2007
    ..Eleven isolates were toxigenic, and 8 (67%) were classified as toxinotype III. The human health implications of this finding are unclear, but with the virulence of toxinotype III strains further studies are required...
  93. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of risk factors associated with suture-nidus cystoliths in dogs and cats: 176 cases (1999-2006)
    Sherry L Appel
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 233:1889-95. 2008
    ..To characterize and evaluate risk factors for suture-associated cystoliths in dogs and cats...
  94. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Lactobacillus pentosus WE7 for prevention of diarrhea in neonatal foals
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 226:2031-4. 2005
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of Lactobacillus pentosus WE7, an equine-origin organism with potentially beneficial in vitro properties, as a probiotic for prevention of neonatal diarrhea in foals...
  95. ncbi request reprint Experimental Clostridium difficile enterocolitis in foals
    Luis G Arroyo
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Vet Intern Med 18:734-8. 2004
    ..This study fulfilled Koch's postulates for C. difficile-associated diarrhea in foals and provides a model for consistent reproduction of the disease for future studies...
  96. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant staphylococcal colonization in dogs entering a veterinary teaching hospital
    Beth A Hanselman
    Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 126:277-81. 2008
    ..Evaluation of the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant staphylococcal colonization is necessary to understand the apparent emergence of these strains and to develop appropriate control strategies...
  97. pmc Characterization of Clostridium difficile strains isolated from patients in Ontario, Canada, from 2004 to 2006
    H Martin
    Department of Clinical Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2999-3004. 2008
    ..8%) isolates. While a large number of ribotypes were found, a few predominated across the province. The high prevalence and wide distribution of ribotype 027/NAP1 are disconcerting in view of the severity of disease associated with it...
  98. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of in vitro properties of di-tri-octahedral smectite on clostridial toxins and growth
    J S Weese
    Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Equine Vet J 35:638-41. 2003
    ..Intestinal adsorbents are available for treatment of these conditions; however, little information exists supporting their use...
  99. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and multi-drug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates from the urine of dogs with indwelling urinary catheters
    Jennifer Ogeer-Gyles
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 229:1584-90. 2006
    ..To determine the frequency of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs with indwelling urinary catheters in an intensive care unit (ICU) and the frequency of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli UTIs in those dogs...
  100. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an emerging pathogen in small animals
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 41:150-7. 2005
    ..Veterinarians should be aware of the concerns regarding MRSA and should develop an understanding of appropriate disease surveillance, diagnostic testing, and infection control in order to lessen the impact of MRSA on small animals...