Science Quiz / Veterinary Infectious Diseases: Bacteria

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DescriptionDisease/bacteriaAdditional Information
A rod-shaped, facultative anaerobic containing a hemolytic toxin, which lives in soil, water, animal feed and silage, and normally affects dogs/humans via food contamination.
Ricksettia bacteria in rhipicephalus ticks that cause multisystemic illness inc. a change in eye color/anterior uveitis, meningitis, and weight loss.
Associated with tick and rabbit cycles and causes clinical illness in rabbits, cats, humans and birds
Gram-negative bacteria that might be difficult to differentiate from ear mites; poses serious risk in immunocompromised animals.
Causes sinonasal, pulmonary or disseminated infections in dogs and cats; signs include mucopurulent nasal discharge, sneezing, and depigmentation/ulceration of nostrils.
Zoonotic spirochete causing canicola, icterohemorrhagiae, grippotyphosa, pomona, and bratislava; usually spread thru urine and stagnant water.
Strain of Clostridium that causes signs characterized by generalized weakness and flaccid paralysis; in most cases thought to be from ingestion of carcasses.
Inhaled yeast-like fungus that causes upper resp. signs and non-painful nodules that may ulcerate; common around areas with weathered bird feces; less localized signs in dogs.
One of many agents causing Kennel Cough in dogs and Snuffles in rabbits; major sign is acute onset of honking cough upon tracheal palpation
Gram-negative intracellular organism that penetrates mucosa of oral cavity, vagina, and conjunctiva; reproductive and CNS signs; cats are resistant
Parasite causing Feline Infectious Anemia that can live in tissue/blood or cells without destroying them; treated with doxycycline.
Causative agent of MRSP
A pathogen affecting most mammals maintained by rodent/flea life cycle; often bubonic form but can progress to pneumonic/septic forms.
DescriptionDisease/bacteriaAdditional Information
Cause of tuberculosis in cattle, non-human primate and humans; signs include: productive cough and skin dz
Causative agent of Lyme dz that causes fever, shifting leg lameness, polyarthritis, myocarditis, and 'Lyme Nephritis' in chronic cases.
Very common Gram-positive bacteria with many strains, one of which has a human reservoir.
Gram-negative rod that is ubiquitous in the environment, persists on fomites, and causes acute/chronic GI signs in mammals, avian, reptiles and fish.
Agent that causes Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in humans/dogs by premature hemolysis clogging kidneys leading to kidney failure.
Dimorphic fungus causing systemic dz in dogs and cats; dogs show signs from disseminated version and GI involvement while cats show signs assoc. w/ resp. tree.
A Gram-positive, soil-borne bacteria that normally affects herbivores and sometimes cats; generally transmitted via contamin. carcasses, it causes URI before spreading to LNs/liver
Commensal bacteria of skin in dogs that can cause respiratory signs.
Opportunistic, Gram-negative rod that causes pneumonia, UTIs, GI infections, and septicemia leading to organ dysfunction.
A commensal Gram-positive bacterium that can become toxic; major source of gangrene; certain strain causes tetanus.
Disease transmitted via dermacentor ticks caused by a rickettsia bacteria; signs inc fever, edema of lips, penile sheath and scrotum, swollen pinnae & extremities, CNS if severe.
Bacteria that is mostly an issue with cat bites because it can lead to upper respiratory infections and cellulitis in humans.

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