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Table 1 Culture results from various sites at necropsy.

From: An experimental in-vivo canine model for adult shunt infection

Animal A B C D E F G Gross signs
1 Si Si Se Se NG NG NG +
2 Si Si Si Si Si Si NG +
3 Se Se Se Se Si NG ND -
4 Se Se Se Se Se NG ND +
5 Se Se Se Se Se Se NG +
6 Si Si Si Si Si Si NG +
7 Si Si Si Si Si NG NG -
  1. Sampling sites A-G are shown in Figure 1. Si: Staphylococcus intermedius; Se: Staphylococcus epidermidis (the inoculated strain). NG: no growth; ND: not done. Gross signs of infection were noted as present (+) or absent (-) at necropsy. The shunts of dogs 1, 3, 4 & 5 (bold type) were inoculated with S epidermidis, and dogs 2,6 & 7 remained uninoculated.