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VetBact – culturing bacteriological knowledge for veterinarians
  1. Karl-Erik Johansson
  1. Professor Emeritus in veterinary bacteriology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  1. E-mail: karl-erik.johansson{at}


In 2004, Karl-Erik Johansson, then professor of veterinary bacteriology at the veterinary school at Uppsala in Sweden, was asked by his students for a list of the most important bacteria and the diseases that they cause. So began the development of VetBact, an online database giving details of the bacterial species with most relevance to veterinary medicine. The non-commercial database,, has since grown and can now be accessed by veterinarians and others worldwide

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