Table 2: Spa type, antimicrobial-resistance pattern of S. aureus isolates in cats from which more than one S. aureus strain was isolated.

CategoryNr Characteristics of the catAnatomical location of sampling
SkinNaresConjunctival sacsAnus
BreedAge
(mth)
SexS. aureusSpa typeOxacillin MICS. aureusSpa typeOxacillin MICS. aureusSpa typeOxacillin MICS. aureusSpa typeOxacillin MIC

Multiple feline1Crossbreed10MMSSAt0080.25MSSAt0080.125MSSAt84200.125
2Crossbreed3MMRSAt002>256MRSAt0020.19MRSAt8540.125
MSSAt1590.094
3Crossbreed48MMSSAt0020.125MRSAt103670.125MSSAt3040.38
4Crossbreed54FMSSAt130080.094MSSAt11710.094
5Crossbreed72FMSSAt7750.047MSSAt94280.25
6Exotic156MMSSAt136540.25MSSAt2230.094

Cat breed1Persian84FMSSAt44740.047MSSAt44740.064MRSAt44740.064MRSAt0910.19
2Persian4FMSSAt0910.094MSSAt0910.094MSSAt0910.047
3Persian3MMSSAt0910.38MSSAt0910.19MSSAt0910.19
4Devon Rex3MMSSAt0910.75MSSAt0910.19MSSAt0910.19
5Persian24FMRSAt44740.75MSSAt44740.064
6Persian84FMSSAt75680.19MSSAt0910.125
7Devon Rex3MMSSAt0910.38MSSAt0910.047

Single feline1Crossbreed36FMRSAt84200.125MSSAt84200.047MSSAt84200.094
2Maine Coon72FMSSAt4250.19BORSAt2986
3Crossbreed24FMSSAt0080.25MSSAt0080.19
4Crossbreed12FMRSAt0020.25MRSAt0020.125
5Crossbreed8MMRSAt0080.19MRSAt0050.38
MSSAt0050.25
6Crossbreed5MMRSAt5210.094MRSAt74820.19
7Crossbreed12MMSSAt114550.25MSSAt7000.25

M: male; F: female.
MSSA: methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus; MRSA: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; and BORSA: borderline oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.