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Table 1 Profile of all specimens tested for Escherichia coli urinary tract infections at the bacteriology laboratory of a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa, 2007–2012

From: Antimicrobial resistance among Escherichia coli isolates from dogs presented with urinary tract infections at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa

Variable Number of Specimens Percentage of Specimens
Sex (n = 676)
 Female 393 58.1
 Male 283 41.9
Breed (n = 677)
 Working 162 23.9
 Hound 97 14.3
 Herding 89 13.2
 Sporting 87 12.9
 Terrier 85 12.6
 Toy 80 11.8
 Nonsporting 45 6.7
 Crossbreed 32 4.7
Year (n = 683)
 2010 156 22.8
 2007 137 20.1
 2009 137 20.1
 2008 110 16.1
 2011 97 14.2
 2012 46 6.7