Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 3 (2S): 1 - 24. Special Issue-2 (Reviews on Trends and Advances in Safeguarding Terrestrial /Aquatic Animal Health and Production)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2015/3.2s.1.24
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Arockiasamy Arun Prince Milton1, Govindarajan Bhuvana Priya2, Manivasagam Aravind3, Swain Parthasarathy1, Mani Saminathan4, Karuppa nnan Jeeva5, Rajesh Kumar Agarwal2
1Division of Veterinary Public Health; 2Division of Bacteriology and Mycology; 3Division of Parasitology; 4Division of Pathology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly (UP)–243122, India; 5Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, Tamilnadu, India.

*Correspondence | Arockiasamy Arun Prince Milton, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, India; Email: vetmilton@gmail.com

Abstract
Nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infections are well-thought-out to be the most common problem affecting hospitalized human patients as well as veterinary patients. These are of great consequence in veterinary medicine and can have considerable adverse effects on the individual patient as well as on the veterinary hospital as a whole. Different infectious agents like MRSA, Cl. difficile, MDR E. coli, Salmonella spp. and many more are of prodigious significance in causing NIs. A surveillance and control measure for these NIs in veterinary settings needs to be addressed in future. This review consolidates some Nosocomial infections and the strategy for its surveillance in veterinary practice.

Keywords | Nosocomial infections, Surveillance, Veterinary, Hospitals, MDR