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Flashcards in Actinomyces Deck (14):
1

Shape?

Club-shaped rods with branching filaments

2

Oxygen?

Aerobic, anaerobic, and capnophilic

3

Define capnophilic

Requires CO2 to grow

4

Motile?

No

5

Spore-forming?

No

6

Characteristic microcolonies growing in the center of lesions, surrounded by macrophages

Sulfur granules

7

Commensal?

Oral cavity mucous membranes

8

What disease do Actinomyces bacteria cause?

Chronic progressive, pyogranulomatous disease

9

What animals is chronic progressive pyogranulomatous disease most commonly found?

Active outdoor animals

10

What preceeds Actinomyces infection?

Disruption of the oral mucosa barrier

11

What species causes lumpy jaw in cattle?

A. bovis

12

What species cause canine actinomycosis?

A. viscosus and A. hordeovulneris

13

Localized, chronic, and progressive granulomatous abscess involving the mandible, maxillae, and other bony tissues of the head.

Lumpy jaw

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Treatment for lumpy jaw in cattle

Long-term treatment with penicillin G and iodides