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  • SPECIES:
    • BOVINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • SKELETAL
  • ORGAN:
    • BONE-VERTEBRA
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • FOCALLY EXTENSIVE SUPPURATIVE OSTEOMYELITIS WITH PATHOLOGIC FRACTURE AND SPINAL CORD COMPRESSION
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • STEINBERG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • University of Wisconsin
  • GENPATH:
    • BACTERIA
  • COMMENTS:
    • While the cause of this particular abscess was not recorded, the timeline of bacterial osteomyelitis may be prolonged in cattle as opposed to other species. Many of these abscesses will yield Truperella pyogenes (a very commonly isolated bacterium in long-standing abscesses in cattle due to its ability to thrive in microaerophilic environments), but Salmonella dublin has also been isolated in many cases as well.