Colissepticemia neonatal em um canino – RELATO DE CASO

  • Taina dos Santos Alberti Veterinary Medicine, Master. Programa de Pós-graduação em Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7568-8143
  • Josiane Bonel Veterinary Medicine, Dra. Departamento de Patologia Animal, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5704-730X
  • Fabiano da Rosa Venancio Veterinary Medicine, Residente. Programa de Residência Multiprofissional em Área Profissional da Saúde – Patologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4769-9360
  • Cristiano Silva da Rosa Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Laboratório Regional de Diagnóstico, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2866-4525
  • Silvia Leal Ladeira Veterinary Medicine, Dra. Departamento de Patologia Animal, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2132-8219
  • Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira Veterinary Medicine, Dra. Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brasil http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4374-677X
Keywords: puppies, Escherichia coli, septicemia, dogs

Abstract

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative bacterium, belonging to commensal microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract of animals and humans. Some strains have virulence factors, which may cause enteritis and / or septicemia. In the septicemic form of the disease, the main predisposing factor is not ingestion or ingestion of insufficient amounts of colostrum. The objective of this study is to report a case of neonatal colissepticemia in a five-day-old canine. At necropsy of the corpse, congestion was observed in organs of the abdominal and thoracic cavities, and multifocal whitish areas with coalescents in the kidneys and lungs. Histopathological examination of the kidney, liver, lung and heart showed multifocal areas of necrosis with presence of myriad intralesional bacteria. In the organ samples sent to the microbiological diagnosis there was growth of E. coli. The clinical history, as well as the histopathological and microbiological findings allow us to infer that the cause of death was due to a sepsis caused by E. coli.

Published
2019-03-15
How to Cite
Alberti, T., Bonel, J., Venancio, F., da Rosa, C., Ladeira, S., & Pereira, D. I. (2019). Colissepticemia neonatal em um canino – RELATO DE CASO. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 41, e97019. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/970
Section
Case report