Aggregatibacter spp are a commensal Gram-negative capnophilic bacteria found in the periodontal space of the dog.
These bacteria are commonly associated with canine periodontitis.
Species which have been reported in dogs include:
- Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
Diagnosis can be confirmed on agar culture but PCR assays or oral or fecal swabs are usually definitive in establishing a diagnosis.
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