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

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Actinomyces bovis is a symbiotic inhabitant of oral mucosa that gains access through the abrading and penetrating injury to buccal mucosa and dental alveoli.
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.
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.
Actinomycosis is a bacterial disease characterized by a classical rarefying mandibular osteomyelitis The disease is commonly known as 'lumpy jaw' in bovines and is caused by Gram-positive, branching filamentous organism Actinomyces bovis.
Actinomyces bovis is the primary etiologic agent of actinomycosis in the cattle and is an important cause of economic losses in livestock because of its widespread occurrence and poor response to the routine clinical treatment (Blowey and Weaver, 1990).