Category Archives: New bacteria for VetBact

Borrelia anserina, which causes fowl spirochetosis, has now been included in VetBact

Fowl spirochetosis, which is considered to be caused by Borrelia anserina, is an important disease in Asia, America and in the Middle East. The organism has never been isolated from Swedish birds, because the tick vector (Argas spp.) is not … Continue reading

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Streptococcus canis can cause mastitis in cattle and has now been included in VetBact

Streptococcus canis was originally isolated from dogs (in 1986) and it causes opportunistic infections in dogs and cats. S. canis can also cause mastitis in cows. Such cases are not common, but regularly found in Sweden according to Maria Nilsson-Öst … Continue reading

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Staphylococcus epidermidis – a recently included bacterium in VetBact

We have now included Staphylococcus epidermidis in VetBact because it is a commensal on skin and mucous membranes of many animals (including humans, cattle, dogs and horses). S. epidermidis can be isolated from clinical samples as a contaminant, but it … Continue reading

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