Isolation of Actinomyces hyovaginalis from sheep and comparison with isolates obtained from pigs

G Foster, P Wragg, MS Koylass, AM Whatmore, L Hoyles

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Abstract

Actinomyces hyovaginalis, an organism initially described from pigs, was recovered from nine sheep and a moufflon. Further strains of A. hyovaginalis were recovered from five samples from pigs over the same period. 16S rRNA sequencing and extensive phenotyping demonstrated high similarity between the ovine and porcine isolates; however differences with respect to erythritol, adonitol and L-arabitol fermentation were detected. Ovine isolates were made from various sample sites including abscesses and highlight the importance of the accurate identification of the various coryneform isolates which affect sheep. A. hyovaginalis can be added to the growing list of coryneforms which can cause disease in sheep including Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Trueperella pyogenes and Arcanobacterium pluranimalium. 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471 - 475
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume157
Publication statusFirst published - 2012

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Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Actinomyces hyovaginalis
  • Sheep

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