The effect of route of inoculation on the virulence of raptorial Pasteurella multocida isolates in Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)

Faruk Pehlivanoglu, Teresa Y. Morishita, Pyone Pyone Aye, Robert E. Porter, Elisabeth J. Angrick, Brian S. Harr, Bedros Nersessian

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the virulence of raptorial Pasteurella multocida for ducks and the effect of various routes of inoculation on virulence. Four-week-old Pekin ducks (Anasplatyrhynchos) were challenged with one of three raptorial isolates (RTHA-2, RTHA-4, or WESO-1) by one of five inoculation routes (intranasal, intraocular, intravenous, oral, and subcutaneous). Ducks were monitored daily for mortality until 2 wk postchallenge. Results indicated that the intravenous route caused the most mortality for all isolates and that significant variation existed in the virulence among the sources of P. multocida, with WESO-1 causing the least mortality of the isolates tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Avian choleta
  • Ducks
  • Inoculation routes
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Path-ogenesis
  • Raptors
  • Virulence

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