Septicemia and Multiple Abscesses Associated with Pantoea agglomerans in a Dog

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İnal S., Bağatır E., Kuruca Şahbazoğlu N., Sezener M. G., İnal K. S., Fındık A., ...More

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.27, no.3, pp.403-407, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2020.25241
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-407
  • Keywords: Bacteria, Dog, Pantoea agglomerans, Septicemia, INFECTION
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


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.