•    Food-producing animals (lamb, veal and goat) are analysed for staphylococci nasal carriage.
•    S. aureus is detected in 29.7% of lamb, 12.5% of goat and 2.7% of vealanimals tested.
•    MRSA of USA300 clone (ST8-PVL-positive) was detected in lamb and goat.
•    MSSA of lineages ST133 and ST522 carrying the virulence gene tst was found in lamb.
•    CoNS with relevant antibiotic resistance genes were detected in 28% of tested animals.


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