Igor Loncaric



  1. Loncaric I, Kübber Heiss A, Posautz A, Ruppitsch W, Lepuschitz S, Schauer B, et al. Characterization of mecC gene-carrying coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp. isolated from various animals. Vet Microbiol. 2019;230:138-144 pubmed publisher
  2. Asanin J, Mišić D, Aksentijevic K, Tambur Z, Rakonjac B, Kovačević I, et al. Genetic Profiling and Comparison of Human and Animal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolates from Serbia. Antibiotics (Basel). 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..PVL was found in two, while tsst-1 was detected in three human isolates. Human-associated clones belonging to ST5, ST45, and ST239 MRSA clones were discovered in companion animals, which suggests anthropozoonotic transmission. ..
  3. Loncaric I, Tichy A, Handler S, Szostak M, Tickert M, Diab Elschahawi M, et al. Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus sp. (MRS) in Different Companion Animals and Determination of Risk Factors for Colonization with MRS. Antibiotics (Basel). 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..The detection of multidrug-resistant MRS in healthy animals is of importance due to their zoonotic potential. ..
  4. Schauer B, Krametter Frötscher R, Knauer F, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Feßler A, et al. Diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from Austrian ruminants and New World camelids. Vet Microbiol. 2018;215:77-82 pubmed publisher
    ..More systematic studies are needed to unravel the role of ruminants and New World camelids as reservoirs for MRSA as a potential risk for zooanthropogenic transmission. ..
  5. Loncaric I, Brunthaler R, Spergser J. Suspected goat-to-human transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51:1625-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we describe the first case of infection of a goat and suspected transmission of MRSA ST398 to a human, which resulted in colonization of animal owners by MRSA sequence type 398. ..
  6. Loncaric I, Künzel F, Licka T, Simhofer H, Spergser J, Rosengarten R. Identification and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from Austrian companion animals and horses. Vet Microbiol. 2014;168:381-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In other companion animals it is unclear whether the infections with the different MRSA isolates investigated in the present study truly represents a rare phenomenon or may be an emerging problem in companion animals. ..
  7. Posautz A, Loncaric I, Lundin M, Hoffmann D, Lavazza A, Kelemen Z, et al. Health screening of free-ranging European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) on the German North-Sea island Pellworm. Acta Vet Scand. 2015;57:43 pubmed publisher
    ..In the authors' opinion the change of the habitat combined with other stressors increased the animals' sensitivity to ubiquitous bacterial species and parasites which usually would not have such fatal effects. ..
  8. Langsteiner A, Loncaric I, Henkel Odwody A, Tichy A, Licka T. Initial adhesion of methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains to untreated and electropolished surgical steel drill bits. Res Vet Sci. 2017;114:474-481 pubmed publisher
    ..aureus strain examined. For a general recommendation of electropolishing drill bits and guidelines for their handling during surgery, further studies with more strains isolated from infected wounds are suggested. ..
  9. Ginders M, Leschnik M, Künzel F, Kampner D, Mikula C, Steindl G, et al. Characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Austrian companion animals and horses. Acta Vet Scand. 2017;59:79 pubmed publisher
    ..The obtained results indicate that common human sero- (23F) and sequence type (ST36) implicated in causing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) may circulate in dogs. Isolates obtained from other examined animals seem to be host-adapted. ..