Calf Pneumonia

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  1. What is pneumonia sometimes referred to as?
    Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex
  2. List the four infectious predisposing factors for BRDC
    Viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, lungworm
  3. True or false: pneumonia is often caused by a single pathogen/environmental stressor?
    False: pneumonia is often a multifactorial disease that is the result of interactions between a complex mixture of pathogens and environmental stressors
  4. List some viral pathogens that can cause bovine respiratory disease
    • Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV)
    • Infectious bocine rhinotracheitis (IBR)
    • Parainfluenza virus 3 (PI3)
  5. List some mycoplasmas that cause bovine respiratory disease
    • Mycoplasma bovis
    • Mycoplasma dispar
  6. List some bacterial causes of bovine respiratory disease
    Pasturella spp., Mannheima spp., Histophilus spp.
  7. List the three individual calf factors that can contribute to bovine respiratory disease
    Age, immunity and herd/calf BVDV status
  8. How can you improve the bovine respiratory environment?
    Reduce moisture by improving ventilation (introducing 'clean' air and removing 'used' air)
  9. What family do Mannheimia, Pasteurella and Histophilus all belong to?
  10. MannheimiaPasteurella and Histophilus are gram negative/positive bacteria?
    Gram negative bacteria
  11. Mannheimia, Pasteurella and Histophilus are motile/non-motile bacteria?
    Non-motile bacteria
  12. What is the optimum temperature for growth of Mannheimia, Pasteurella and Histophilus?
  13. What does LPS and LOS stand for?
    Lipopolysaccharide and lipooligosaccharide
  14. What component of bacterial LPS is involved in lung damage?
    Lipid A
  15. List some of the toxic effects of LPS
    • It initiates complement and coagulation cascades
    • It results in increased vascular permeability and coagulation
    • It causes accumulation of inflammatory cells, oedema and fibrin deposition in the lungs
  16. True or false: bacteria in the Pasteurellaceae family produce capsids?
  17. What type of colonies does Pasteurella multocida form?
    Mucoid colonies
  18. What type of agar does Pasteurella multocida grow best on?
    Blood agar
  19. Why is Pasteurella multocida isolation from the nasopharynx of little importance?
    As it is part of the normal flora of the nasopharynx
  20. List some of the virulence factors of Histophilus somni
    • Antigenic phase variation of lipooligosaccharide
    • H. somni produces a weak haemolysin
    • Outer membrane proteins that bind to the Fc receptor of normal IgG and block binding of specific IgG
    • Binding nucleotides on the cell surface to enhance survival in or killing of phagocytic cells
    • Survival in phagocytic cells
  21. Why is H. somni so host specific?
    Die to the ability of a species to obtain iron only from a single host
  22. How can we control respiratory disease?
    • Antibacterials
    • Vaccinations
    • Husbandry measures
  23. True or false: there are vaccines available for Mycoplasma species?
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Calf Pneumonia
2015-02-23 16:27:34
Calf Pneumonia

Vet Med - Module 9
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