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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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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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Continuous improvement…

We are always looking for ways to improve the VetBact database and website, and although we haven’t added any new types of information this year, we have continued to refine the content that we already had. For example, we have … Continue reading

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Technical upgrade

HTML 5 logo from W3C. We have recently upgraded most pages on the VetBact website to HTML 5. There are some parts where we still use HTML 4, most notably in the virtual laboratory known as VetBactLab, and some of … Continue reading

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Phage therapy for treatment of American foulbrood caused by Paenibacillus larvae infections in honey bees

American foulbrood is a serious disease in bee brood (larvae) and it is caused by the spore forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. This disease can be found all over the world, where honey bees are kept in hives and it is … Continue reading

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New Server

From the beginning, we have developed the VetBact database with the needs of the students in the veterinary program in mind, but we also want it to be a useful resource for many workers outside the Swedish University of Agricultural … Continue reading

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New lecturer of Bacteriology in Veterinary Medicine

On november 15, DVM Ingrid Hansson started her employment as senior lecturer in bacteriology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health. This department is affiliated to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish … Continue reading

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New logo for VetBact

New logo. The old logo for VetBact has been replaced by the one shown in the figure. A corresponding favicon has been added to the website as suggested by one of our students. The same logo is now used for … Continue reading

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Trueperella pyogenes – new name of an earlier described bacterium

A new name has again been proposed¬† for the bacterium known as Arcanobacterium pyogenes. This bacterium has also been referred to as Corynebacterium pyogenes and Actinomyces pyogenes. The proposed new name is Trueperella pyogenes and the reason for introducing this … Continue reading

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New field heading in VetBact

To avoid getting too many images under the heading “Macromorphology” in VetBact, we have introduced the new heading “Special media” (see e.g. Escherichia coli). Our intention is to use this new heading for images of bacterial colonies cultivated on special … Continue reading

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