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14 December 2012 PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA CARRIAGE IN RED-NECKED WALLABIES (MACROPUS RUFOGRISEUS)
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The isolation of Pasteurella multocida from several red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) with purulent to necrotizing gingivitis, mandibular osteomyelitis, and conjunctivitis in a private zoological park prompted a cross-sectional prevalence study in two zoological collections. The study demonstrated a high prevalence of P. multocida carriage in clinically healthy red-necked wallabies. In one collection (n = 7), P. multocida was isolated from the gingival mucosa of two animals (28.6%) and the conjunctiva of one animal (14.3%). In another collection (n = 29), P. multocida was isolated from the buccal mucosa in two animals (6.9%) and the pharyngeal mucosa of eight animals (27.6%). Multilocus sequence typing showed that sequence types varied among, but were identical within, collections.

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Mads F. Bertelsen, Anders Miki Bojesen, Magne Bisgaard, Andreas Petersen, and Henrik Christensen "PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA CARRIAGE IN RED-NECKED WALLABIES (MACROPUS RUFOGRISEUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(4), (14 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0051R.1
Received: 7 March 2011; Published: 14 December 2012
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