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New families within the order Enterobacterales

The order Enterobacterales (formely called Enterobacteriales) is a large taxon containing many bacteria of veterinary importance. The members of this taxon have different properties and form a number of distinct phylogenetic groups. Six new families have now been introduced within … Continue reading

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Revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas)

The taxonomy of the mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has finally been revised thanks to a Canadian and an Israeli research group. This revised taxonomy is based on data from whole genome sequencing of 140 mollicutes. Only members of the so-called mycoides group … Continue reading

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The bacteriology course for Swedish veterinary students, 2021

The bacteriology course for the Swedish veterinary students starts on September 16 and we would like to wish the students very welcome to this course. We hope that the students will find VetBact and the new resource AgriMyc useful during … Continue reading

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AgriMyc – a new resource from SLU

AgriMyc, which is a new “sister page” to VetBact, has recently been launched from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). This new website is based on a database containing … Continue reading

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1 000 000 visited pages

Today (2020-11-17) we have reached 1 000 000 visited pages on VetBact since 2020-01-01. This is the largest number we have experienced since VetBact was registered at StatCounter in November 2011. The image below shows that the number of visitors … Continue reading

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Outbreak of CODD in southern Sweden

A second case in Sweden of Contagious Ovine Digital Dermatitis (CODD), has during the autumn2020 been demonstrated in southern Sweden. The first case was detected in Sweden in early 2019. CODD is a painful and difficult-to-treat bacterial infection in sheep. … Continue reading

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Changing Bacterial Names

The scientific names of bacteria are changed from time to time and some of them, several times. This may cause confusion, but one should keep in mind that any bacterial name that has been validly published for a certain species … Continue reading

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The bacteriology course for Swedish veterinary students, 2020

The bacteriology course for the Swedish veterinary students starts on September 17 and we would like to wish the students very welcome to this course. We hope that the students will find VetBact useful during their studies and especially during … Continue reading

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The bacteriology course for Swedish veterinary students, 2019

The bacteriology course for the Swedish veterinary students starts on September 19 and we would like to wish the students very welcome to this course. We hope that the students will find VetBact useful during their studies and we appreciate … Continue reading

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All Time High on VetBact

In the first three quarters of 2018, we have had an average of about 2 100 visited pages per day on VetBact. Yesterday (11 Oct., 2018), the number of visited pagesĀ  reached the “all time high” value of 16 250 … Continue reading

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