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Section edited by Prof. Patrick Butaye

The bacteriology section considers research focusing on the clinical, macro-pathological, cell and molecular biological aspects of bacterial infections. This includes studies on livestock, companion animals, equids, wild animals, fish, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections. Studies on related zoonotic and emerging infections are also considered. 

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  1. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we characterised the microbiota present in the faeces of 15- and 46-week-old egg laying hens before and after tetracycline or streptomycin therapy. In the first experiment, the layers were subje...

    Authors: Petra Videnska, Marcela Faldynova, Helena Juricova, Vladimir Babak, Frantisek Sisak, Hana Havlickova and Ivan Rychlik

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:30

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Information on the genotypic diversity of Coxiella burnetii isolates from infected domestic ruminants in Spain is limited. The aim of this study was to identify the C. burnetii genotypes infecting livestock in No...

    Authors: Ianire Astobiza, Jeroen JHC Tilburg, Alvaro Piñero, Ana Hurtado, Ana L García-Pérez, Marrigje H Nabuurs-Franssen and Corné HW Klaassen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:241

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Nocardiosis is an unusual infection in companion animals characterized by suppurative to pyogranulomatous lesions, localized or disseminated. Cutaneous-subcutaneous, pulmonary and systemic signs are observed i...

    Authors: Marconi Rodrigues de Farias, Juliana Werner, Márcio Garcia Ribeiro, Sabrina Marin Rodigheri, Carolina Zaghi Cavalcante, Kung Darh Chi, Larissa Anuska Zeni Condas, Tohru Gonoi, Tetsuhiro Matsuzama and Katsukiyo Yazama

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:239

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is a well-recognized digestive disorder found in particular in well-managed dairy herds. SARA can result in increased flow of fermentable substrates to the hindgut, which can ...

    Authors: Shengyong Mao, Ruiyang Zhang, Dongsheng Wang and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:237

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Psittacosis, an avian disease caused by Chlamydophila psittaci, can manifest as an acute, protracted, or chronic illness, but can also be asymptomatic. C. psittaci can persist in the host for months to years, oft...

    Authors: Tomasz Piasecki, Klaudia Chrząstek and Alina Wieliczko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:233

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) caused by biofilm-forming methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) have emerged as the most common hospital-acquired infections in companion animals. No methods...

    Authors: Matthew DiCicco, Suresh Neethirajan, Ameet Singh and J Scott Weese

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:225

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Vitamin A is essential for normal growth, development, reproduction, cell proliferation, cell differentiation, immune function and vision. Hypovitaminosis A can lead to a series of pathological damage in anima...

    Authors: Xiuyuan He, Yongtao Li, Meng Li, Guangmin Jia, Haiju Dong, Yanru Zhang, Cong He, Chuanqing Wang, Lixin Deng and Yurong Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:222

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In Zambia, the presence of bovine tuberculosis in both wild and domestic animals has long been acknowledged and mutual transmission between them has been predicted without any direct evidence. Elucidation of t...

    Authors: Mudenda B Hang’ombe, Musso Munyeme, Chie Nakajima, Yukari Fukushima, Haruka Suzuki, Wigganson Matandiko, Akihiro Ishii, Aaron S Mweene and Yasuhiko Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:221

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Glanders is a contagious and fatal zoonotic disease of solipeds caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia (B.) mallei. Although regulations call for culling of diseased animals, certain situations e.g. w...

    Authors: Muhammad Saqib, Ghulam Muhammad, Abeera Naureen, Muhammad H Hussain, M Nadeem Asi, M Khalid Mansoor, Mehdi Toufeer, Iahtasham Khan, Heinrich Neubauer and Lisa D Sprague

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:214

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In Europe, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) belonging to the clonal complex (CC) 398 has become an important pathogen in horses, circulating in equine clinics and causing both colonization and i...

    Authors: Annelies Van den Eede, Ann Martens, Isabelle Feryn, Wannes Vanderhaeghen, Urszula Lipinska, Frank Gasthuys, Patrick Butaye, Freddy Haesebrouck and Katleen Hermans

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:213

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The poultry industry due to intensive methods of farming is burdened with losses from numerous infectious agents, of which one is the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. In a preliminary study, the extracts of Loxostyl...

    Authors: Mohammed M Suleiman, Neil Duncan, Jacobus N Eloff and Vinny Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:210

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to determine the genetic lineages and the incidence of antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants of nasal Staphylococcus aureus isolates of healthy donkeys destined to food ...

    Authors: Haythem Gharsa, Rym Ben Sallem, Karim Ben Slama, Elena Gómez-Sanz, Carmen Lozano, Ahlem Jouini, Naouel Klibi, Myriam Zarazaga, Abdellatif Boudabous and Carmen Torres

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:203

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Salmonellosis in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves is a widespread disease characterized by severe gastrointestinal lesions, profuse diarrhea and severe dehydration, occasionally exhibiting a systemic course...

    Authors: Giorgia Borriello, Maria G Lucibelli, Michele Pesciaroli, Maria R Carullo, Caterina Graziani, Serena Ammendola, Andrea Battistoni, Danilo Ercolini, Paolo Pasquali and Giorgio Galiero

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:201

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Comparatively little is known about the prevalence or the molecular characteristics of the zoonotic pathogen E. coli O157:H7 in the sheep reservoir. To investigate this and determine the host specificity of subcl...

    Authors: Robert Söderlund, Ingela Hedenström, Anna Nilsson, Erik Eriksson and Anna Aspán

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:200

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The study was designed to investigate correlation between histological findings of Lawsonia intracellularis in porcine cases of diarrhoea and the quantitative detection of Lawsonia intracellularis in faeces. A to...

    Authors: Ken Steen Pedersen, Marie Ståhl, Roberto Maurício Carvalho Guedes, Øystein Angen, Jens Peter Nielsen and Tim K Jensen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:198

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Most countries carrying out campaigns of bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication impose a ban on the use of mycobacterial vaccines in cattle. However, vaccination against paratuberculosis (PTB) in goats is often ...

    Authors: Bernat Pérez de Val, Miquel Nofrarías, Sergio López-Soria, Joseba M Garrido, H Martin Vordermeier, Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Maite Martín, Eugenia Puentes, Ramón A Juste and Mariano Domingo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:191

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Cattle shedding at least 104 CFU Escherichia coli O157:H7/g feces are described as super-shedders and have been shown to increase transmission of E. coli O157:H7 to other cattle in feedlots. This study investigat...

    Authors: Kim Stanford, Chelsey A Agopsowicz and Tim A McAllister

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:178

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The establishment of safe and effective protocols to treat chytridiomycosis in amphibians is urgently required. In this study, the usefulness of antibacterial agents to clear chytridiomycosis from infected amp...

    Authors: Mariska Muijsers, An Martel, Pascale Van Rooij, Kris Baert, Griet Vercauteren, Richard Ducatelle, Patrick De Backer, Francis Vercammen, Freddy Haesebrouck and Frank Pasmans

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:175

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The bacterium Coxiella burnetii has caused unprecedented outbreaks of Q fever in the Netherlands between 2007 and 2010. Since 2007, over 4000 human cases have been reported, with 2354 cases in 2009 alone. Dairy g...

    Authors: Arnout de Bruin, Pleunie TW van Alphen, Rozemarijn QJ van der Plaats, Lianne ND de Heer, Chantal BEM Reusken, Bart J van Rotterdam and Ingmar Janse

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:165

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  20. Content type: Methodology article

    The allergic test of mallein is one of the most frequently used tests, together with the Complement Fixation Test (CFT), for the diagnosis of glanders in endemic areas. Mallein, a purified protein derivative (...

    Authors: Maurício Baltazar de Carvalho Filho, Rodrigo Mauro Ramos, Antônio Augusto Fonseca Jr, Lívia de Lima Orzil, Mariana Lázaro Sales, Vania Lucia de Assis Santana, Marcilia Maria Alves de Souza, Evandro dos Reis Machado, Paulo Rodrigues Lopes Filho, Rômulo Cerqueira Leite and Jenner Karlisson Pimenta dos Reis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:154

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) can cause a variety of infections outside the gastrointestinal tract in humans and animals. Infections due to swine ExPECs have been occurring with increasing f...

    Authors: Yi Ding, Xibiao Tang, Ping Lu, Bin Wu, Zhuofei Xu, Wugang Liu, Ruixuan Zhang, Weicheng Bei, Huanchun Chen and Chen Tan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:140

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Lyme disease is a widespread cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by species belonging to the genus Borrelia. It is transmitted from animal reservoir hosts to humans through hard - ticks of genus Ixodes which are vectors...

    Authors: Călin M Gherman, Attila D Sándor, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Mihai Marinov and Andrei D Mihalca

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:137

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Infectious diseases in plants, animals and humans are often transmitted indirectly between hosts (or between groups of hosts), i.e. via some route through the environment instead of via direct contacts between...

    Authors: Bram AD van Bunnik, Thomas J Hagenaars, Nico M Bolder, Gonnie Nodelijk and Mart CM de Jong

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:123

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Within the last decade, macrophages have been shown to be capable of differentiating toward a classically activated phenotype (M1) with a high antimicrobial potential or an alternatively activated phenotype (M...

    Authors: Kamila Kyrova, Hana Stepanova, Ivan Rychlik, Martin Faldyna and Jiri Volf

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:115

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Contagious agalactia (CA) of sheep and goats caused by Mycoplasma agalactiae is a widely occurring economically important disease that is difficult to control. The ELISA is commonly used for the serological detec...

    Authors: François Poumarat, Dominique Le Grand, Patrice Gaurivaud, Emilie Gay, Myriam Chazel, Yvette Game and Dominique Bergonier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:109

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Three species of feline haemoplasma are recognised: Mycoplasma haemofelis (Mhf), ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum’ (CMhm) and ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis (CMt). This study compared a reverse line blot hy...

    Authors: Karla Georges, Chuckwudozi Ezeokoli, Tennille Auguste, Nisshi Seepersad, Akua Pottinger, Olivier Sparagano and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:103

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The occurrence of paratuberculosis in Ugandan cattle has recently been reported but there is no information on the strains of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) responsible for the disease. The...

    Authors: Julius Boniface Okuni, Chrysostomos I Dovas, Panayiotis Loukopoulos, Ilias G Bouzalas, David Patrick Kateete, Moses L Joloba and Lonzy Ojok

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:99

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens are commonly associated with colitis in equids, but healthy carriers exist. Scarce information is available on the prevalence of Clostridium spp. in gastrointesti...

    Authors: Angelika Schoster, Luis Guillermo Arroyo, Henry Rolf Staempfli, Patricia Elisabeth Shewen and Jeffrey Scott Weese

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:94

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  29. Content type: Research article

    No clinical trials have been conducted in India on the efficacy of parenteral antibacterials to treat footrot in sheep. In addition, there are no studies worldwide on the efficacy of parenteral antibacterials ...

    Authors: J Kaler, S A Wani, I Hussain, S A Beg, M Makhdoomi, Z A Kabli and L E Green

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:12

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