Homogeneity of characteristics of Pasteurella multocida isolated from turkeys and wildlife in California, 1985-88.

K. P. Snipes, D. C. Hirsh, R. W. Kasten, Tim Carpenter, D. W. Hird, R. H. McCapes

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Abstract

Five hundred twenty isolates of Pasteurella multocida, collected in California from September 1985 to November 1988, were characterized in the laboratory. Characteristics examined included serotype, capsular type, biotype (subspecies), and possession of plasmid DNA. Three hundred thirty-three isolates recovered from turkeys dying from fowl cholera, 88 isolates from liver turkeys in flocks with fowl cholera outbreaks in the recent past, and 99 isolates from wildlife captured on fowl cholera-outbreak and non-outbreak turkey premises were studied in this manner. Characteristics were fairly homogeneous among isolates, especially those obtained from turkeys. The majority of isolates were serotype 3,4, capsular type A, subspecies multocida, and lacked plasmid DNA. Common serotypes of isolates from turkeys and wildlife sampled on the same premises were noted in eight of 13 cases examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990

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    Snipes, K. P., Hirsh, D. C., Kasten, R. W., Carpenter, T., Hird, D. W., & McCapes, R. H. (1990). Homogeneity of characteristics of Pasteurella multocida isolated from turkeys and wildlife in California, 1985-88. Avian Diseases, 34(2), 315-320.