Streptococcus zooepidemicus

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  • Colonises mucous membranes
  • Causes mastitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and navel infections in horses
  • S. zooepidemicus can cause similar signs to strangles in horses and may accompany RAO
  • Secondary invador after equine influenza
  • Colonises skin and mucous membranes of cattle, lambs, pigs and poultry and causes suppurative infections and septicaemia
  • Can cause vascular fragility, leading to haemorrhagic disease