Infectious abortion in ruminants is a problem in animal husbandry worldwide. It is important to obtain a diagnosis, to make sure that proper control measures can be instituted, but most abortion cases remain without an etiologic diagnosis. This report describes the presence of Arcobacter species and several neglected opportunistic abortifacient agents in ruminant abortion cases showing or not co-infections among at least one of the major recognized protozoal, fungal, bacterial and viral abortifacient agents.

Isolation of Arcobacter species and other neglected opportunistic agents from aborted bovine and caprine fetuses

GIACOMETTI, federica;Chiesa, Francesco;Dondo, Alessandro;Gallina, Silvia;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Infectious abortion in ruminants is a problem in animal husbandry worldwide. It is important to obtain a diagnosis, to make sure that proper control measures can be instituted, but most abortion cases remain without an etiologic diagnosis. This report describes the presence of Arcobacter species and several neglected opportunistic abortifacient agents in ruminant abortion cases showing or not co-infections among at least one of the major recognized protozoal, fungal, bacterial and viral abortifacient agents.
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Aborted fetuses; Arcobacter species; Co-infections; Opportunistic emerging pathogens
Di Blasio, Alessia; Traversa, Amaranta; Giacometti, Federica; Chiesa, Francesco; Piva, Silvia; Decastelli, Lucia; Dondo, Alessandro; Gallina, Silvia; Zoppi, Simona
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