Bacteriologic and histologic studies of hepatic abscesses in cattle.

  title={Bacteriologic and histologic studies of hepatic abscesses in cattle.},
  author={Kelly F. Lechtenberg and T G Nagaraja and H. W. Leipold and Muckatira M. Chengappa},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={49 1},
Twenty-eight abscessed livers were collected from feedlot cattle at an abattoir; specimens were obtained from 49 abscesses for bacteriologic culture and for histologic examination. Cultural procedures included techniques to enumerate and isolate facultative and obligate anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria were isolated from all 49 abscesses, whereas facultative bacteria were isolated from only 22. Mean bacterial counts for anaerobic and facultative bacteria were 3 X 10(8) and 8 X 10(8… CONTINUE READING

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