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soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites

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Actinomyces bovis is the primary etiologic agent of actinomycosis or lumpy jaw in bovines and is an important cause of economic losses occur directly from debilitation of affected animal and indirectly from slaughter of livestock because of its widespread occurrence and poor response to the routine clinical treatment (Blowey and Weaver, 1990).
"Krebiozen was made from a hormone that horses generated when they had been exposed to a fungus (Actinomyces bovis) that caused a cancer-like disease called lumpy jaw,'" according to CancerWire.
In 1877, Bollinger and Harz (3) named the genus Actinomyces when they described the etiologic agent of bovine actinomycesis ("lumpy jaw") and called it Actinomyces bovis. However, this organism has never been convincingly proven to cause actinomycosis in humans (4), nor has it ever been isolated from human mucosa or other human sources.
Actinomycotic osteomyelitis and periostitis of mandible or maxilla also known as lumpy jaw or big head is a sporadic disease caused by Gram positive branching filamentous microorganism, Actinomyces bovis (Militerno, 2008) and most commonly affect bovine, occasionally in equine, porcine and rarely in caprine (Seifi et al., 2003).