Re-emergence of bovine haemorrhagic septicaemia in Hungary

Tibor Magyar, Barbara Ujvari, L. Szeredi, Norbert Virsinger, Ervin Albert, Zoltán Nemet, Edit Csuka, Imre Biksi

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Abstract

This paper reports an outbreak of haemorrhagic septicaemia caused by Pasteurella multocida B:2 in beef calves, a disease that has not been described in the Hungarian literature since 1943, and has not been reported to the World Organisation For Animal Health (OIE) since 1970. Acute haemorrhagic septicaemia was confirmed in beef calves on one small farm, and was suspected on two further nearby holdings with concomitant unexplained losses. The source of the infection could not be determined. Apart from a short duration of depression and loss of appetite, the affected calves developed characteristic distal limb oedema. Gross findings in two calves submitted for laboratory examinations included subcutaneous oedema and haemorrhages on serous membranes, and in one case severe pharyngeal lymph node enlargement was observed. Histological examinations revealed lesions characteristic of septicaemia. Moderate to large amounts of Pasteurella antigens were detected in all organs tested by immunohistochemistry. Two isolates of P. multocida (Pm240, Pm241) were cultured from these cases and examined in detail. These were identified as P. multocida ssp. multocida biovar 3. Both were toxA negative and belonged to serotype B:2. Multilocus sequence typing was used to assign these to a new sequence type (ST64) that is closely related to other haemorrhagic septicaemia causing strains of P. multocida regardless of the host.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalActa Veterinaria Hungarica
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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Hemorrhagic Septicemia
Pasteurella multocida
Hungary
septicemia
calves
cattle
edema
Edema
beef
Pasteurella
Multilocus Sequence Typing
Serous Membrane
small farms
Appetite
limbs (animal)
anorexia
animal health
lesions (animal)
hemorrhage
Disease Outbreaks

Keywords

  • Beef cattle
  • Capsular type B
  • Haemorrhagic septicaemia
  • Histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Multilocus sequence typing
  • Pasteurella multocida

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Magyar, T., Ujvari, B., Szeredi, L., Virsinger, N., Albert, E., Nemet, Z., ... Biksi, I. (2017). Re-emergence of bovine haemorrhagic septicaemia in Hungary. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 65(1), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1556/004.2017.004

Re-emergence of bovine haemorrhagic septicaemia in Hungary. / Magyar, Tibor; Ujvari, Barbara; Szeredi, L.; Virsinger, Norbert; Albert, Ervin; Nemet, Zoltán; Csuka, Edit; Biksi, Imre.

In: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, Vol. 65, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 41-49.

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Magyar, T, Ujvari, B, Szeredi, L, Virsinger, N, Albert, E, Nemet, Z, Csuka, E & Biksi, I 2017, 'Re-emergence of bovine haemorrhagic septicaemia in Hungary', Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1556/004.2017.004
Magyar, Tibor ; Ujvari, Barbara ; Szeredi, L. ; Virsinger, Norbert ; Albert, Ervin ; Nemet, Zoltán ; Csuka, Edit ; Biksi, Imre. / Re-emergence of bovine haemorrhagic septicaemia in Hungary. In: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica. 2017 ; Vol. 65, No. 1. pp. 41-49.
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