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''Proteus spp'' are a group of anaerobic Gram-negative [[bacterial diseases|bacteria]] which cause [[nephritis]]<ref>Yeruham I ''et al'' (2006) A herd level analysis of urinary tract infection in dairy cattle. ''Vet J'' '''171(1)''':172-176</ref>, [[mastitis]], [[pneumonia]] and secondary infections in cattle worldwide<ref>Decaro N ''et al'' (2008) Respiratory disease associated with bovine coronavirus infection in cattle herds in Southern Italy. ''J Vet Diagn Invest'' '''20(1)''':28-32</ref>.
 
''Proteus spp'' are a group of anaerobic Gram-negative [[bacterial diseases|bacteria]] which cause [[nephritis]]<ref>Yeruham I ''et al'' (2006) A herd level analysis of urinary tract infection in dairy cattle. ''Vet J'' '''171(1)''':172-176</ref>, [[mastitis]], [[pneumonia]] and secondary infections in cattle worldwide<ref>Decaro N ''et al'' (2008) Respiratory disease associated with bovine coronavirus infection in cattle herds in Southern Italy. ''J Vet Diagn Invest'' '''20(1)''':28-32</ref>.
  
 
The species of ''Proteus'' which have been incriminated as being associated with disease in cattle include:
 
The species of ''Proteus'' which have been incriminated as being associated with disease in cattle include:
 
*''Proteus mirabilis''
 
*''Proteus mirabilis''
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*''Proteus vulgaris''
  
 
These bacteria are sensitive to a range of broad-spectrum [[antimicrobial therapy|antimicrobials]] such as [[penicillins]], [[enrofloxacin]] and [[ceftiofur]].
 
These bacteria are sensitive to a range of broad-spectrum [[antimicrobial therapy|antimicrobials]] such as [[penicillins]], [[enrofloxacin]] and [[ceftiofur]].

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Proteus vulgaris as seen growing on agar

Proteus spp are a group of anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria which cause nephritis[1], mastitis, pneumonia and secondary infections in cattle worldwide[2].

The species of Proteus which have been incriminated as being associated with disease in cattle include:

  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris

These bacteria are sensitive to a range of broad-spectrum antimicrobials such as penicillins, enrofloxacin and ceftiofur.

References

  1. Yeruham I et al (2006) A herd level analysis of urinary tract infection in dairy cattle. Vet J 171(1):172-176
  2. Decaro N et al (2008) Respiratory disease associated with bovine coronavirus infection in cattle herds in Southern Italy. J Vet Diagn Invest 20(1):28-32