Histophilus somni: Irodalmi áttekintés 1. rész

Jánosi Katalin, Fodor László

Research output: Review article


Histophilus somni is a Gram-negative, fastidious, facultative pathogenic bacterium. It had many former names (Histophilus ovis, Haemophilus agni, Haemophilus somnus) that were used parallel, resulting certain confusion. The taxonomical position of the microorganism was not clarified for a long time, the name Histophilus somni was suggested a few years ago. H. somni is a coloniser of the respiratory and genital tract of cattle and sheep. It can cause local or generalised diseases, but there are asymptomatic carriers in both animal species. In cattle it can cause thrombotic-meningoencephalitis, pneumonia and reproductive problems, as well as septicaemia, orchitis and epididymitis in sheep. The authors review the taxonomical position, culturing, morphology, resistance, biochemical properties and identification of the bacterium in the first part of the review.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalMagyar Allatorvosok Lapja
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - febr. 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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