Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 158–162 | Cite as

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection and lymphadenitis (taloa or mala) in the camel

  • M. Afzal
  • M. Sakir
  • M. Majid Hussain


Pure cultures ofCorynebacterium pseudotuberculosis were obtained from 11 cases of lymphadenitis (known locally as taloa or mala) in camels. Camel isolates produced typical taloa in camels experimentally inoculated subcutaneously at the base of the external ear with 1010 colony forming units. A sheep strain ofC. pseudotuberculosis inoculated into camels produced a local abscess at the site of inoculation but did not produce taloa. Re-infection of camels recovered from experimental inoculation did not produce taloa suggesting the possibility of the development of a vaccine against lymphadenitis in camels.


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Infection ACorynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Et Lymphadenite (Taloa Ou Mala) Chez Le Chameau


On a obtenu des cultures pures deCorynebacterium pseudotuberculosis à partir de 11 cas de lymphadénite (dénommée localement taloa ou mala) chez des chameaux. L'inoculation expérimentale des isolements camelins faite en infection sous-cutanée à la base de l'oreille externe avec 1010 unités formant des colonies a provoqué un taloa typique. Une souche ovine deC. pseudotuberculosis inoculée à des chameaux n'a conduit qu'à la formation d'un abcès local au point d'inoculation mais pas au taloa. La réinfection des chameaux guéris d'une inoculation expérimentale ne provoque pas de taloa, ce qui permet d'augurer la possibilité de développement d'un vaccin contre la lymphadénite cameline.

Infeccion PorCorynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Y Linfadenitis (Taloa O Mala) En El Camello


Se obtuvieron cultivos puros deCorynebacterium pseudotuberculosis a partir de 11 casos de linfadenitis (conocida localmente como taloa o mala) en camellos. La inoculación subcutánea en camellos en la base de la oreja de 1010 unidades formadoras de colonias procedentes de un cultivo obtenido de camellos infectados causó taola. Sin embargo, una cepa ovina deC. pseudotuberculosis causó un abceso en el lugar de la inoculación pero no produjo taola en camellos. La reinfección de los camellos que se habían recuperado de la inoculación experimental no causó taola, lo que sugiere la posibilidad de desarrollar una vacuna frente a la linfadenitis caseosa del camello.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Afzal
    • 1
  • M. Sakir
    • 2
  • M. Majid Hussain
    • 2
  1. 1.Animal Sciences Institute, National Agricultural Research CentreIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Camel Research CentreAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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