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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ISSN 2398-2977


Synonym(s): P. aeruginosa

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Family: Pseudomonaceae.
  • Genus:Pseudomonas.

Etymology

  • Gk:pseudes-false;monas- a unit, alone.
  • Latin:aeruginosa- full of copper rust or verdigris, hence green.

Distribution

  • Worldwide.

Significance

  • Almost exclusively saprophytic - found in soil, water, skin, mucous membranes, feces.
  • Opportunistic, rarely a primary pathogen.
  • Reported in horses as opportunistic infection of the guttural pouch, reproductive tract, eyes, and lower respiratory tract, especially after antimicrobial therapy.

For further information in the UK see the Horserace Betting Levy Board's Codes of Practice on  Contagious Equine Metritis .

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Moore et al (2001) Molecular surveillance of the incidence of Taylorella equigenitalis and Psedomonas aeruginosa from horses in Ireland by sequence-specifice PCR. Equine Vet J 33 (3), 319-322 PubMed.
  • Govan J R W, Sarasola P, Taylor D J et al (1992) Isolation of a mucoid alginate-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain from the equine guttural pouch. J Clin Microbiol 30 (3) 595-599 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Horserace Betting Levy Board (2016) Codes of Practice. 5th Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)207 333 0043; Fax: +44 (0)207 333 0041; Email: enquiries@hblb.org.uk; Website: http://codes.hblb.org.uk.