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a bacterial species that causes foot rot in sheep and goats; it can be found in the human intestinal tract and has been associated with human infections; this organism has many properties different from other species of Bacteroides, and its final classification is uncertain.
Synonym(s): Dichelobacter nodosus
a genus of the family Bacteroidaceae, a family of gram-negative, non-spore-forming, obligate anaerobes. Common inhabitants of the alimentary tract and necrotic tissue, probably as secondary invaders.
occasionally infects foals, pigs, lambs and calves, causing diarrhea, mastitis and abscesses.
gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterial species isolated from the genital tract of mares with endometritis.