Fatal Streptococcus bovis biotype I infection in an alpaca

March 2007
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;3/10/2007, Vol. 160 Issue 10, p316
Academic Journal
The article reports on the study by researcher Fin Twomey and colleagues, describing a case of fatal meningoencephalitis due to infection with Streptococcus bovis biotype I in an alpaca cria on a farm in Great Britain. After post mortem examination of the homebred cria which died at 10 days of age, researcher found that aerobic culture of a meningeal swab yielded a pure growth a group D streptococcus which was identified as S bovis biotype I.


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