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Shape?

Pleomorphic cocci or rods with long/branching filaments

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Oxygen?

Aerobes

3

Motile?

No

4

Spore-forming?

No

5

Mycolic acid?

Yes

6

Where are Nocardia spp. found?

Soil and decaying vegetation

7

What is the most common mode of entry?

Nosocomial or through skin wounds

8

Is Nocardia contagious?

No

9

What does Nocardia cause in dogs?

Nocardiosis

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What 3 forms of Nocardia manifest in dogs?

Thoracic, cutaneous, disseminated

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What species of Nocardia causes most canine nocardosis cases?

N. astroides

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Ulcers or granulomatous swelling

Cutaeous form of canine nocardiosis

13

Non-specific clinical signs

Disseminated form of canine nocardiosis

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Peritoneal empyema

Thoracic form of canine nocardiosis

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Chronic mastitis with multifocal fibrosis in affected glands

Bovine nocardial mastitis