Taylorella equigenitalis

Pathogen Type: bacteria

Vectors

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Family:
Alcaligenaceae
Genus:
Taylorella
Class:
Beta Proteobacteria
Taylorella equigenitalis is a Gram-negative bacterium responsible for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) in horses. It is transmitted by mares or carrier stallions during mating, through indirect genital contact with contaminated fomites (wash buckets, artifical vagina, vaginal speculums, etc.), and less frequently through fresh cooled or extended semen from an infected stallion.

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