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Histophilus somni infection in cattle

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Histophilus somni (formerly Haemophilus somnus), a member of the Pasteurellaceae, is a common commensal organism in the upper respiratory tract of cattle.

In Great Britain (GB), H somni is most commonly associated with the bovine respiratory disease complex, often along with other bacterial pathogens. The other main clinical presentations in cattle are the consequences of septicaemic localisation of H somni. These are well recognised in North America, particularly in feedlot cattle, but in GB this form of the …

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