These proteobacteria are a saprophyte of soil and water in tropical and subtropical environments that is associated with rare but highly fatal infections in animals and chromoblastomycosis in humans.
Species which are reported in dogs include:
- Chromobacterium violaceum
These bacteria have reportedly caused systemic fatal illness in dogs.
Diagnosis is based on the identification of characteristic, violet-pigmented bacterial colonies on routine microbial cultures.
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