Bacteriology

Section edited by Patrick Boerlin and Patrick Butaye

The bacteriology section publishes research findings which focus on clinical, macro pathological, cell and molecular biological aspects of bacterial infections. This includes studies on livestock, companion animals, equines, wild animals, fish, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections. Studies on related zoonotic and emerging infections are also accepted.

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  1. Research article

    Evaluation of different diagnostic methods for the detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in boot swabs and liquid manure samples

    Environmental sampling based on boot swabs and/or liquid manure samples is an upcoming strategy for the identification of paratuberculosis (paraTB) positive herds, but only limited data are available regarding...

    Nathalie Hahn, Klaus Failing, Tobias Eisenberg, Karen Schlez, Peter-Michael Zschöck, Karsten Donat, Esra Einax and Heike Köhler

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:259

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  2. Research article

    The effect of dietary bacterial organic selenium on growth performance, antioxidant capacity, and Selenoproteins gene expression in broiler chickens

    Selenium (Se) is an essential trace mineral in broilers, which has several important roles in biological processes. Organic forms of Se are more efficient than inorganic forms and can be produced biologically ...

    A. M. Dalia, T. C. Loh, A. Q. Sazili, M. F. Jahromi and A. A. Samsudin

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:254

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  3. Research article

    OmpA protein sequence-based typing and virulence-associated gene profiles of Pasteurella multocida isolates associated with bovine haemorrhagic septicaemia and porcine pneumonic pasteurellosis in Thailand

    Pasteurella multocida is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes economically significant infections of a broad range of animal species. Pneumonic and septicaemic pasteurellosis caused b...

    Teerasak E-kobon, Ratiporn Leeanan, Saengtian Pannoi, Pornchai Anuntasomboon, Pacharee Thongkamkoon and Arinthip Thamchaipenet

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:243

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Nontuberculosis mycobacteria are the major causes of tuberculosis like lesions in cattle slaughtered at Bahir Dar Abattoir, northwestern Ethiopia

    The main cause of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is believed to be Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). Nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) are neglected but opportunistic pathogens and obstacles for bTB diagnosis. This stu...

    Anwar Nuru, Aboma Zewude, Temesgen Mohammed, Biniam Wondale, Laikemariam Teshome, Muluwork Getahun, Gezahegne Mamo, Girmay Medhin, Rembert Pieper and Gobena Ameni

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:237

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  5. Case Report

    Highly suspected cases of salmonellosis in two cats fed with a commercial raw meat-based diet: health risks to animals and zoonotic implications

    Feeding raw meat-based diets (RMBD) to companion animals raises public health concerns for both animals and humans. While considerable attention has been paid to bacterial contamination of commercial pet food,...

    Federica Giacometti, Jacopo Magarotto, Andrea Serraino and Silvia Piva

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:224

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Evaluation of a multiplex real-time PCR for detection of four bacterial agents commonly associated with bovine respiratory disease in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

    Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, Histophilus somni and Trueperella pyogenes are four bacterial agents commonly associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). In this s...

    Henk J. Wisselink, Jan B.W.J. Cornelissen, Fimme J. van der Wal, Engbert A. Kooi, Miriam G. Koene, Alex Bossers, Bregtje Smid, Freddy M. de Bree and Adriaan F.G. Antonis

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:221

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Protection of farm goats by combinations of recombinant peptides and formalin inactivated spores from a lethal Bacillus anthracis challenge under field conditions

    Bacillus (B.) anthracis, the causal agent of anthrax, is effectively controlled by the Sterne live spore vaccine (34F2) in animals. However, live spore vaccines are not suitable for si...

    Susanne M. Koehler, Fatih Buyuk, Ozgur Celebi, Hayati Demiraslan, Mehmet Doganay, Mitat Sahin, Jens Moehring, Okechukwu C. Ndumnego, Salih Otlu, Henriette van Heerden and Wolfgang Beyer

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:220

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Effects of dry whey powder and calcium butyrate supplementation of corn/soybean-based diets on productive performance, duodenal histological integrity, and Campylobacter colonization in broilers

    Campylobacter is the main cause of gastroenteritis in humans in industrialized countries, and poultry is its principal reservoir and source of human infections. Dietary supplementation...

    Medelin Ocejo, Beatriz Oporto, Ramón A. Juste and Ana Hurtado

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:199

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  9. Methodology article

    Comparison of different NAT assays for the detection of microorganisms belonging to the class Mollicutes

    Mollicutes detection can be cumbersome due to their slow growth in vitro. For this reason, the use of DNA based on generic molecular tests represents an alternative for rapid, sensitive and specific detection ...

    O. Vega-Orellana, J. B. Poveda, R. S. Rosales, J. M. Bradbury, C. G. Poveda, L. E. Mederos-Iriarte, M. M. Tavío and A. S. Ramírez

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:195

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  10. Research article

    In vitro physiological and antibacterial characterization of ZnO nanoparticle composites in simulated porcine gastric and enteric fluids

    Diarrhea in piglets is one of the main causes of animal death after weaning; zinc oxide (ZnO) has been used in high doses for the control of this sickness. The aim of this study was to determine the physicoche...

    Marina S.R. Barreto, Cristina T. Andrade, Luiz Cláudio R. P. da Silva, Lúcio M. Cabral, Vânia M. Flosi Paschoalin and Eduardo M. Del Aguila

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:181

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Molecular typing of Leptospira interrogans serovar Hardjo isolates from leptospirosis outbreaks in Brazilian livestock

    Leptospirosis is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira spp. This zoonotic disease is distributed globally and affects domestic animals, including cattle. Leptospira interrogans serogroup Sejroe...

    Maria Raquel V. Cosate, Tetsu Sakamoto, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Élvio C. Moreira, Carlos G. Regis da Silva, Bruno S. A. F. Brasil, Camila S. F. Oliveira, Vasco Ariston de Azevedo, José Miguel Ortega, Rômulo C. Leite and João Paulo Haddad

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:177

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Potential for rapid antibody detection to identify tuberculous cattle with non-reactive tuberculin skin test results

    Bovine tuberculosis (TB) control programs generally rely on the tuberculin skin test (TST) for ante-mortem detection of Mycobacterium bovis-infected cattle.

    W. Ray Waters, H. Martin Vordermeier, Shelley Rhodes, Bhagwati Khatri, Mitchell V. Palmer, Mayara F. Maggioli, Tyler C. Thacker, Jeffrey T. Nelson, Bruce V. Thomsen, Suelee Robbe-Austerman, Doris M. Bravo Garcia, Mark A. Schoenbaum, Mark S. Camacho, Jean S. Ray, Javan Esfandiari, Paul Lambotte…

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:164

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Search for OIE-listed ruminant mycoplasma diseases in Afghanistan

    Little is known about the occurrence of important diseases of ruminants in Afghanistan because of the conflict affecting the country over the last 40 years. To address this discrepancy, ruminant herds in Afgha...

    W. Bahir, O. Omar, R.S. Rosales, M. Hlusek, G. Ziay, W. Schauwers, A.M. Whatmore and R.A.J. Nicholas

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:149

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Clinical, serological and echocardiographic examination of healthy field dogs before and after vaccination with a commercial tetravalent leptospirosis vaccine

    Leptospirosis is a re-emerging bacterial zoonosis caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Severe disease has been reported in dogs in Europe despite vaccination with bivalent Leptospira vaccines. Recently,...

    Andrea M. Spiri, Sabrina Rodriguez-Campos, José M. Matos, Tony M. Glaus, Barbara Riond, Claudia E. Reusch, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Willi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:138

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Salmonella serotypes and their antimicrobial susceptibility in apparently healthy dogs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The close bond between pet animals and family members poses risk of infection with zoonotic bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella. No data is available on occurrence of Salmonella in dogs in Ethiopia. The aim of...

    Bitsu Kiflu, Haile Alemayehu, Mukarim Abdurahaman, Yohannes Negash and Tadesse Eguale

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:134

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  16. Research article

    Prevalence and clonal relationship of ESBL-producing Salmonella strains from humans and poultry in northeastern Algeria

    The aims of this study were to investigate Salmonella contamination in broiler chicken farms and slaughterhouses, to assess the antibiotic resistance profile in avian and human Salmonella isolates, and to evaluat...

    Samia Djeffal, Sofiane Bakour, Bakir Mamache, Rachid Elgroud, Amir Agabou, Selma Chabou, Sana Hireche, Omar Bouaziz, Kheira Rahal and Jean-Marc Rolain

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:132

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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