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first identification of autochthonous cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii isloated from goats with predominantly severe pulmonary disease in spain.cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii is associated with eucalyptus trees growing in various tropical and subtropical regions of the world. the identification of 13 autochthonous strains of c. neoformans var. gattii in spain is reported. these strains were isolated from lung (10 samples), liver (1 sample), and brain (2 samples) tissue specimens from six goats suffering from predominantly severe pulmonary disease that were autopsied. the animals were members of five different herds of goats grazing ...19989466758
[q fever in extremadura: an emerging infection].q fever (coxiella burnetii infection) is an underdiagnosed zoonosis in our area, extremadura, a rural region in the southwest of spain. the characteristics of q fever and the changes in this infection seen over the last decade in our hospital are described.200717386216
aetiology of caprine footrot in extremadura region, spain.the present study reports on the location of major foci of footrot in goats in the extremadura region of spain by the determination of locally occurring strictly anaerobic microorganisms involved in the pathogenesis and development of this disease. the most commonly isolated microorganisms belonged to the genera dichelobacter, fusobacterium, porphyromonas and prevotella; these were found in conjunction with other species of minor importance. the species most frequently isolated were fusobacteriu ...200617020135
mastitis caused by mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides (large colony type) in goat flocks in spain.we describe three different outbreaks of mastitis caused by m. mycoides subspecies mycoides lc type (mmm lc) in three goat flocks from the extremadura region of south-west spain. thirty-two fast-growing isolates were obtained on hayflick's and friis's media with inhibitors from different specimens. all were identified as mmm lc in spite of their cultural, biochemical and serological features.199910676154
prevalence, serotypes and virulence genes of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli isolated from ovine and caprine milk and other dairy products in spain.the aim of this study was to determinate the prevalence, serotypes and virulence genes of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli (stec) strains isolated from different dairy products (dp) in spain with the purpose of determining whether dp represent a potential source of stec pathogenic for humans. a total of 502 dp were examined from 64 different ovine and caprine flocks and 6 dairy plants in extremadura (western spain). samples were collected monthly between march 2003 and june 2004 and includ ...200616260057
aetiology of caprine contagious agalactia syndrome in extremadura, spain. 199910028572
molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in wild animals in spain: a first approach to risk factor analysis.in human tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis), molecular epidemiology has accurately indicated the risk factors involved in active transmission of the disease, by comparing individuals whose isolates belong to a cluster with patients whose strains are considered unique. nevertheless, this application has not been used in bovine tuberculosis (mycobacterium bovis). our study describes the integration of epidemiological data into molecular classification data on m. bovis isolates. these were i ...200516143470
genital lesions in an outbreak of caprine contagious agalactia caused by mycoplasma agalactiae and mycoplasma putrefaciens.this paper reports on the genital lesions observed in adult male and female goats from a commercial flock in the extremadura region of southwestern spain, following an outbreak of contagious agalactia syndrome caused by mycoplasma agalactiae and m. putrefaciens. although both species were isolated from several organs, m. putrefaciens was the only agent isolated from the genital lesions reported here, characterized by desquamative salpingitis and cystic catarrhal metritis in females and by testic ...200314720185
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