Bacterial diskospondylitis in juvenile mink from 2 Ontario mink farms

Jorge Martínez, Beatriz Vidana, Robert Cruz-Arambulo, Durda Slavic, Brian Tapscott, Marina L. Brash

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Nine juvenile mink with hind-limb paresis/paralysis from 2 Ontario farms were submitted for necropsy. Diagnostic tests revealed spinal compression and severe thoracic diskospondylitis with intralesional Gram-positive coccoid bacterial colonies. Streptococcus canis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis, and hemolytic Staphylococcus spp. were isolated from vertebral lesions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-863
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013


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