The enzootic balanoposthitis

Authors

  • Wojciech Bielecki Department of Pathology and Veterinary Diagnostics, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Mieczysław Hławiczka Veterinary office, Pszczyna, Poland
  • Magdalena Rzewuska Department of Preclinical Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Wanda Olech Department of Animal Genetics and Conservation, Institute of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Keywords:

posthitis, necrotic changes, Bison bonasus

Abstract

In 2021, the Podplud bull was treated at the Pszczyna-Jankowice European Bison Breeding Center for necrotic balanoposthitis (NZN). Treatment reduced clinical symptoms. Another case of NZN was noted in 2022 in the bull Ponse, which had purulent necrotic lesions and sepsis caused by the bacterium Trueperella pyogenes during post-mortem treatment. Further observations in multiple bulls confirmed the disease.Twenty-three bulls were immobilized, a clinical examination was performed, swabs were collected for bacteriologic examination. Based on the results of these examinations, seven animals were eliminated. Post-mortem examinations bring anatomical-pathological changes to the development of severity and a variable proportion of pathogenic bacteria.

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Published

2023-09-06

How to Cite

Bielecki, W., Hławiczka, M., Rzewuska, M., & Olech, W. (2023). The enzootic balanoposthitis. European Bison Conservation Newsletter, 15, 61–66. Retrieved from https://ojs.wisent.org/index.php/czasopismo/article/view/207

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