|Rimler, Richard - Rick|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/3/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This book chapter concerns methods and procedures for isolation and identification of pasteurellae and pasteurella-like bacteria which cause diseases of avian species. The most important pasteurellosis is fowl cholera and is caused by infection with Pasteurella multocida. Riemerella infection, primarily a disease occurring in ducks, is caused by Riemerella anatipestifer; Riemerella infection can occur in other avian species as well. Pseudotuberculosis is caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Although this disease is infrequently reported in the United States and is not considered economically important, it has caused death losses as high as 80% in turkey flocks. The clinical disease caused by each of the above Gram-negative bacteria is briefly described. Detailed methodologies for isolation of these pathogens from avian tissues and specimen, as well as preferred culture media and procedures for their cultivation, isolation, and identification are described in detail. Methods for serologic classification of these bacteria and their differentiation from closely related agents are also described.