Quantitation of Guggenheimella bovis and treponemes in bovine tissues related to digital dermatitis

Strub, Sarah; van der Ploeg, Jan R; Nuss, Karl; Wyss, Chris; Luginbühl, Andreas; Steiner, Adrian (2007). Quantitation of Guggenheimella bovis and treponemes in bovine tissues related to digital dermatitis. FEMS microbiology letters, 269(1), pp. 48-53. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing Ltd 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00604.x

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Digital dermatitis is an inflammation of uncertain aetiology in the skin of the foot of cattle. In 2005, a novel microorganism, Guggenheimella bovis, was isolated from the advancing front of digital dermatitis lesions, suggesting a possible role in pathogenesis. In the present study, tissue samples of 20 affected cows were examined by quantitative PCR for G. bovis, treponemes and the total eubacterial load. High numbers of eubacteria and treponemes were found in most lesions, whereas only a few lesions contained Guggenheimella, and only at low concentrations. The results argue against the relevance of G. bovis in the aetiology of digital dermatitis in cattle, but are consistent with a role for treponemes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Clinic for Ruminants

UniBE Contributor:

Strub, Sarah and Steiner, Adrian

ISSN:

0378-1097

Publisher:

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2019 15:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00604.x

PubMed ID:

17229062

Web of Science ID:

000244607900007

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.22805

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22805 (FactScience: 37034)

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