Antimicrobial resistance, virulence gene profile and molecular typing of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy cows in Xinjiang Province, northwest China.


College of Animal Science and Technology, Shihezi University, North Street No. 4, Shihezi, Xinjiang 832003, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a major pathogen causing dairy cow mastitis and endometritis. Recently, animal-derived SA strains pose a serious public-health threat. However, little is known about antimicrobial resistance and virulence factors of SA isolated from dairy cows in Xinjiang, China. In this study, antimicrobial resistance, virulence gene profiles and genotypes of SA from clinical mastitis and endometritis in dairy cows were investigated.


Antimicrobial resistance,Dairy cows,Molecular typing,Staphylococcus aureus,Virulence gene,