Virulence of Rhodococcus equi Isolated from Cats and Dogs

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Takai, Shinji ; Martens, Ronald J. ; Julian, Alan ; Garcia Ribeiro, Márcio ; Rodrigues de Farias, Marconi ; Sasaki, Yukako ; Inuzuka, Kazuho ; Kakuda, Tsutomu ; Tsubaki, Shiro ; Prescott, John F. (2003)

Nine cat isolates and nine dog isolates of Rhodococcus equi from clinical material were investigated for the presence of the virulence-associated antigens (VapA and VapB) and virulence plasmids. Five of the cat isolates and one dog isolate were VapA positive and contain... View more
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