Definitions for "Bordetella"
one organism that causes "Kennel Cough" in dogs.
The most common cause of tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) in dogs. This bacterial illness frequently occurs when dogs congregate in large numbers at shows, in boarding kennels, etc. There is a subcutaneous vaccination and an intra-nasal preventative. One of these should be given twice yearly to dogs that are exposed to situations in which the infection may be present.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) in dogs is similar to the common cold in humans.
Bordetella is a genus of small (0.2 - 0.7 µm), Gram-negative coccobacilli of the phylum proteobacteria. Bordetella species are strict aerobes as well as highly fastidious. Three species are human pathogens (B. pertussis, B. parapertussis, B. bronchiseptica); one of these (B. bronchiseptica) is also motile.