Science Quiz / Veterinary Infectious Diseases: Bacteria

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DescriptionDisease/bacteriaAdditional Information
Gram-negative bacteria that might be difficult to differentiate from ear mites; poses serious risk in immunocompromised animals.
A pathogen affecting most mammals maintained by rodent/flea life cycle; often bubonic form but can progress to pneumonic/septic forms.
Ricksettia bacteria in rhipicephalus ticks that cause multisystemic illness inc. a change in eye color/anterior uveitis, meningitis, and weight loss.
Agent that causes Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in humans/dogs by premature hemolysis clogging kidneys leading to kidney failure.
Strain of Clostridium that causes signs characterized by generalized weakness and flaccid paralysis; in most cases thought to be from ingestion of carcasses.
Causes sinonasal, pulmonary or disseminated infections in dogs and cats; signs include mucopurulent nasal discharge, sneezing, and depigmentation/ulceration of nostrils.
Gram-negative rod that is ubiquitous in the environment, persists on fomites, and causes acute/chronic GI signs in mammals, avian, reptiles and fish.
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.
A commensal Gram-positive bacterium that can become toxic; major source of gangrene; certain strain causes tetanus.
Associated with tick and rabbit cycles and causes clinical illness in rabbits, cats, humans and birds
Zoonotic spirochete causing canicola, icterohemorrhagiae, grippotyphosa, pomona, and bratislava; usually spread thru urine and stagnant water.
Parasite causing Feline Infectious Anemia that can live in tissue/blood or cells without destroying them; treated with doxycycline.
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.
DescriptionDisease/bacteriaAdditional Information
Opportunistic, Gram-negative rod that causes pneumonia, UTIs, GI infections, and septicemia leading to organ dysfunction.
Causative agent of Lyme dz that causes fever, shifting leg lameness, polyarthritis, myocarditis, and 'Lyme Nephritis' in chronic cases.
Gram-negative intracellular organism that penetrates mucosa of oral cavity, vagina, and conjunctiva; reproductive and CNS signs; cats are resistant
Cause of tuberculosis in cattle, non-human primate and humans; signs include: productive cough and skin dz
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
Bacteria that is mostly an issue with cat bites because it can lead to upper respiratory infections and cellulitis in humans.
Commensal bacteria of skin in dogs that can cause respiratory signs.
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.
Very common Gram-positive bacteria with many strains, one of which has a human reservoir.
One of many agents causing Kennel Cough in dogs and Snuffles in rabbits; major sign is acute onset of honking cough upon tracheal palpation
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.
Causative agent of MRSP

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