Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2021 , Vol 27 , Issue 3
Septicemia and Multiple Abscesses Associated with Pantoea agglomerans in a Dog
Sinem İNAL1, Elif BAĞATIR2, Nilüfer KURUCA1, Merve Gizem SEZENER3, Kamil Serdar İNAL2, Arzu FINDIK3, Tolga GÜVENÇ1
1Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, TR-55200 Samsun - TURKEY
2Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, TR-55200 Samsun - TURKEY
3Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology, TR-55200 Samsun - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2020.25241 A 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd Dog was presented with lethargy and small abrasion wound on the left paw. The patient was diagnosed with phlegmon in his left arm and treatment was started. However, septicemia occurred and the dog died after fourteen days. At necropsy multiple white-colored foci was seen on the liver, lungs, kidney and heart. In these organs, abscesses formations with large areas of necrosis were seen in histopathologic examination. In samples taken from organs with abscess, the bacteria were identified morphologically and biochemically by Vitek II and Pantoea agglomerans was confirmed by PCR. Pantoea agglomerans has been previously isolated from humans and animals. However, the bacteria is rarely isolated from septicemia associated lesions in animals. In the presented report, Pantoea agglomerans was identified in a dog with septicemia and clinical, postmortal and histopathological findings caused by the bacteria were reported. Keywords : Bacteria, Dog, Pantoea agglomerans, Septicemia