Pasteurella multocida en aves de rapina: Prevalencia y caracterizacion

Teresa Y. Morishita, Linda J Lowenstine, Dwight C. Hirsh, Dale L. Brooks

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Several cases dealing with Pasteurella multocida infection have been documented in raptors. However, the isolates have not been fully characterized nor has the prevalence of P. multocida in raptors been determined. Three hundred ninety-eight raptors were cultured for P. multocida. Results indicated that P. multocida was not normally carried in the pharyngeal, choanal, or cloacal regions. However, P. multocida was isolated from raptors with avian cholera. Isolates from eight cases were characterized by biotype, somatic serotype, and antibiogram. Most (six of eight) of the P. multocida isolates belonged to somatic serotype 1. The remaining two P. multocida isolates belonged to somatic serotypes 3 and 3,4. The majority of the isolates belonged to the subspecies multocida. All isolates were susceptible to penicillin G, sulfisoxazole, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Various restriction site heterogeneities of P. multocida chromosomal DNA were found among the raptor isolates. Results indicated that isolates of P. multocida stomatic serotype 1 from diurnal raptors were genetically related.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-918
Number of pages11
JournalAvian Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1996


  • hawks
  • owls
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Pasteurella multocida prevalence
  • raptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Cancer Research
  • veterinary(all)


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