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Visceral form of pseudotuberculosis in a dromedary with biovar equi
  1. Sarah Prohaska1,
  2. Nadine Regenscheit2,
  3. Monika Hilbe2,
  4. Christian Gerspach3 and
  5. Max M. Wittenbrink1
  1. 1Vetsuisse Faculty, Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 270, Zürich 8057, Switzerland
  2. 2Vetsuisse Faculty, Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, Zürich 8057, Switzerland
  3. 3Vetsuisse Faculty, Department of Farm Animals, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, Zürich 8057, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Sarah Prohaska, e-mail: sarah.prohaska{at}


A five-year-old male dromedary died with symptoms of cachexia and was subjected to etiologic examination. During necropsy, a pyogranulomatous hepatitis, a multifocal granulomatous lymphadenitis and subcutaneous abscess formation in the caudal xyphoid region of the cranial abdomen were identified. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi was isolated in pure culture from the liver. The visceral form of pseudotuberculosis with biovar equi causing gross liver lesions has not previously been reported in dromedaries.

  • Camelids
  • Liver
  • Caseous lymphadenitis
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Pathology
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