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a bacterial species causing bronchopneumonia and the formation of abscesses in the lungs of foals. It can cause bronchopneumonia in immunodeficient humans, especially those with AIDS.
Synonym(s): Corynebacterium equi
Corynebacterium equiRhodococcus equi, see there.
a genus of bacteria of the family corynebacteriaceae. They are gram-positive and show a variety of morphologies. They are short, slightly curved rods, sometimes club-shaped. Likely to be grouped into angled and palisade arrays of cells. The type species is Corynebacterium diphtheriae, the cause of diphtheria in humans.
a common inhabitant of the bovine udder but not considered to be a pathogen. May have importance in protecting the udder from more damaging pathogens.
Corynebacterium (previously Eubacterium, now Actinobaculum) cystitidis
causes contagious bovine pyelonephritis.
now called rhodococcus equi.
causes systemic abscessation in rodents similar to caseous lymphadenitis in sheep. Previously called C. murium.
found in wound infections in lambs.
now called Propionibacterium acnes.
(now called Arcanobacterium) pyogenes, previously Actinomyces pyogenes.
see clavibacter toxicus.
recently called Eubacterium suis; now called Actinobaculum suis.
a rare cause of subacute bovine mastitis, but a recognized risk for people who drink raw milk.