September 2023

September 2023

The zoonotic transmission to and from companion animals and humans is responsible for the co-carriage of antimicrobial resistant strains and the exchange of antimicrobial resistance genes. Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, an emerging zoonotic agent of canine origin, is an important opportunistic pathogen causing various infections in dogs, such as otitis externa, pyoderma, and wound infections. The increase of multidrug-resistant methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius (MRSP) represents an important problem in animal/human health strongly underlining the search for non-antibiotic strategy to counteract this worrying phenomenon. A novel water-soluble hydroxypyridinone-containing iron-chelating 9kDa polymer, DIBI, is a new antibacterial treatment for its capability to deny MRSP iron necessary for its growth suggesting its use to treat S. pseudintermedius diseases.

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