Blackleg in cattle: current understanding and future research needs

Ziech, Rosangela Estel; Gressler, Leticia Trevisan; Frey, Joachim; Vargas, Agueda Castagna de (2018). Blackleg in cattle: current understanding and future research needs. Ciência rural, 48(5) Universidade Federal de Santa Maria 10.1590/0103-8478cr20170939

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Blackleg is an endogenous acute infection that principally affects cattle, whose etiologic agent is the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium chauvoei. In recent years, the major virulence factors of C. chauvoei have been discovered and described. However, the pathogenesis of blackleg in cattle, and in particular, the movement of the pathogen from the point of entry to the affected tissues is not yet fully elucidated. Disease control is based on appropriate management and vaccination. This review summarizes the latest research findings that contribute toward the understanding of the disease in cattle, provide a foundation to preventive strategies, and identify future research needs. Key words: Clostridium chauvoei, sudden death, myonecrosis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Frey, Joachim

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0103-8478

Publisher:

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Language:

Portuguese

Submitter:

Monika Mumenthaler

Date Deposited:

14 Feb 2019 10:43

Last Modified:

14 Feb 2019 10:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1590/0103-8478cr20170939

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Clostridium chauvoei, sudden death, myonecrosis

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.123629

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123629

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