Livestock Associated MRSA cases detected in livestock in Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/19/ 00997 
Date received: 5/4/2019
Date responded: 18/4/2019
Information requested
You asked for The current total of all Livestock Associated MRSA cases detected in livestock in Scotland since Jan 2013. For each case, the clonal complex, eg LA MRSA CC 398, the species involved eg pigs, pheasants, cattle etc , and - if held - the numbers of animals involved.
The answer to your question is:


One case of Livestock Associated MRSA has been detected in Scotland since January 2013. The clonal complex was CC 398. The species involved was a pheasant, and the organism was detected in the liver and spleen, in June 2017.

The data held is reflective of isolates which have been reported during the relevant period.

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