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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627

Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey

Zrinka Štritof   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-9202-7961 ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Josipa Habuš ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Vesna Mojčec Perko ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Melita Majhut ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, student
Nika Brkljača Bottegaro ; Clinic of Surgery, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Matko Perharić ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Suzana Hađina ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Zoran Milas ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Nenad Turk ; Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Štritof, Z., Habuš, J., Mojčec Perko, V., Majhut, M., Brkljača Bottegaro, N., Perharić, M., ... Turk, N. (2017). Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey. Veterinarski arhiv, 87 (5), 535-541. https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627
MLA 8th Edition
Štritof, Zrinka, et al. "Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey." Veterinarski arhiv, vol. 87, no. 5, 2017, pp. 535-541. https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Štritof, Zrinka, Josipa Habuš, Vesna Mojčec Perko, Melita Majhut, Nika Brkljača Bottegaro, Matko Perharić, Suzana Hađina, Zoran Milas and Nenad Turk. "Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey." Veterinarski arhiv 87, no. 5 (2017): 535-541. https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627
Harvard
Štritof, Z., et al. (2017). 'Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey', Veterinarski arhiv, 87(5), pp. 535-541. https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627
Vancouver
Štritof Z, Habuš J, Mojčec Perko V, Majhut M, Brkljača Bottegaro N, Perharić M, et al. Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey. Veterinarski arhiv [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2020 October 20];87(5):535-541. https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627
IEEE
Z. Štritof, et al., "Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis in horses in Croatia as a result of small scale survey", Veterinarski arhiv, vol.87, no. 5, pp. 535-541, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.24099/vet.arhiv.160627

Abstracts
Contagious equine metritis (CEM) is a highly contagious venereal disease caused by the bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis. In Croatia, horses are almost never tested for this disease unless it is specifically requested. To date, no positive bacteriology results for T. equigenitalis have ever been obtained in Croatia. During 2014 and 2015, 12 animals were screened for T. equigenitalis using both bacteriology and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. No positive cultures were obtained, however, samples from three animals tested positive on PCR. Sequencing of the PCR products revealed that one animal was positive for T. equigenitalis and two animals for T. asinigenitalis. These results represent the first evidence of T. equigenitalis and T. asinigenitalis infections in horses in Croatia. The high prevalence of T. equigenitalis and T. asinigenitalis positive horses (n = 3) in the population tested (n = 12) strongly suggests that the overall prevalence of horses positive for Taylorella spp. in Croatia is high, and that the equine population, especially those animals used for breeding, should be regularly tested for this bacterium. In addition, these results show the low sensitivity of using culture alone and that additional molecular methods should be utilised to identify positive cases of Taylorella spp.

Keywords
horse; Taylorella equigenitalis; Taylorella asinigenitalis; Croatia

Hrčak ID: 186216

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/186216

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