Pasteurellosis and other respiratory bacterial infections

Martine Boulianne, Pat J. Blackall, Charles L. Hofacre, Jaime A. Ruiz, Tirath S. Sandhu, Hafez M. Hafez, Richard P. Chin, Karen B. Register, Mark W. Jackwood

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Access to relatively cheap and rapid genome sequencing techniques is changing the face of microbiology. Determination of genetic relatedness among bacteria has clarified bacterial classification while introducing new taxonomy. Sequencing of the complete genomes of several bacteria, and comparative genomic analyses of commensal and virulent strains, have facilitated the identification of a number of virulence-associated genes and are helping scientists to further understand pathogenesis. This chapter discusses four distinct diseases: fowl cholera caused by Pasteurella multocida, Riemerella anatipestifer infection, Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infection, and bordetellosis caused by Bordetella avium or Bordetella hinzii. In diagnostic poultry medicine, the definitive diagnosis of these diseases depends upon the isolation and identification of the causative organism. This is essential in order to undertake the proper treatment and implement effective control measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiseases of Poultry
Number of pages59
ISBN (Electronic)9781119371199
ISBN (Print)9781119371168
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Bordetella avium
  • Bordetella hinzii
  • Bordetellosis
  • Control measures
  • Definitive diagnosis
  • Fowl cholera
  • Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infection
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Riemerella anatipestifer infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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