Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus infection in barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia)

바바리양에서 발생한 Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus 감염증

  • Koh, Ba-Ra-Da (Gwangju Metropolitan Health & Environment Research Institute) ;
  • Park, Seong-Do (Gwangju Metropolitan Health & Environment Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Jae-Ik (Gwangju Metropolitan Health & Environment Research Institute) ;
  • Park, Jong-Tae (Gwangju Metropolitan Health & Environment Research Institute)
  • 고바라다 (광주광역시보건환경연구원) ;
  • 박성도 (광주광역시보건환경연구원) ;
  • 김재익 (광주광역시보건환경연구원) ;
  • 박종태 (광주광역시보건환경연구원)
  • Accepted : 2007.11.30
  • Published : 2007.12.30


An eight years old female barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia), which bred at the Gwangju Uchi Park Zoo had shown anorexia, depression, respiratory problem for several weeks after parturition. In necropsy, extensive necrotizing pneumonia was found with severe immunocytes infiltration in the alveolar spaces and bronchioles. Pulmonary pleura were thickened with fibrin and inflammatory cells. Bacteria were isolated from lung and identified as Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus (SEZ) by biochemical tests and PCR on sodA and gusA genes, though seel gene was not detected. Isolation of zoonotic SEZ in public place such as a zoo should be emphasized for the public health mangagement.


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