Verrucous endocarditis associated with Streptococcus bovis in mink (Mustela vison)

Karl Pedersen, J.C. Jørgensen, Hans-Henrik Dietz, T.H. Andersen

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    Between 1998 and 2001, mortalities due to verrucous endocarditis were experienced at several mink farms. Gram-positive cocci were isolated from the endocardium of all the animals examined but not always from other internal organs. Almost all the isolates were identified as Streptococcus bovis and only a few isolates belonged to other Streptococcus species. Typing by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of a selection of isolates revealed several patterns and several different clones. Attempts to reproduce disease by the injection of cultures of a field isolate into healthy mink failed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalVeterinary Record
    Issue number9
    Pages (from-to)264-268
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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