Our research particularly focuses on urinary tract infections in dogs and cats with the current projects (1) Antibiotic susceptibility and mechanisms of resistance of canine uropathogenic bacteria; (2) Pathotypic traits of E. coli isolated from the urinary tract of dogs; (3) Urinary tract infections in pets with concurrent endocrine disease.
Freitag, T. (2011). "Taking a close look at intractable urinary tract infections." Vet J 190(1): 11-12.
Freitag, T., et al. (2006). "Antibiotic sensitivity profiles do not reliably distinguish relapsing or persisting infections from reinfections in cats with chronic renal failure and multiple diagnoses of Escherichia coli urinary tract infection." J Vet Intern Med 20(2): 245-249.
Freitag, T., et al. (2005). "Feline uropathogenic Escherichia coli from Great Britain and New Zealand have dissimilar virulence factor genotypes." Vet Microbiol 106(1-2): 79-86.