Translator Disclaimer
1 July 2003 Pasteurella multocida–Associated Sinusitis in Khaki Campbell Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Pasteurella multocida group B, serotype 3, was isolated from sinusitis-affected khaki Campbell ducks. To study the role of P. multocida in sinusitis, commercial khaki Campbell ducks were experimentally infected with P. multocida alone or combined with Escherichia coli. In Expt. 1, experimental ducks were infected with P. multocida intranasally or ocularly. A comparison was done by intranasal inoculation with pooled nasal discharge from the affected ducks or phosphate-buffered saline. The ducks intranasally inoculated with the nasal discharge or P. multocida showed sinusitis. In Expt. 2, E. coli alone or a combination of P. multocida and E. coli was intranasally inoculated into experimental ducks. The ducks intranasally inoculated with the combination of P. multocida and E. coli had sinusitis, the same as found in the field but less severe than that of the field cases. Pasteurella multocida was already present in litter/floor of duck farms. We concluded that P. multocida played a role in induction of sinusitis. However, the sinusitis in ducks may be initiated by poor management, especially in the brooding period of ducks.

Thaweesak Songserm, Srisamai Viriyarampa, Namdee Sae-Heng, Wilairat Chamsingh, Orawan Bootdee, and Pornpen Pathanasophon "Pasteurella multocida–Associated Sinusitis in Khaki Campbell Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)," Avian Diseases 47(3), 649-655, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1637/7000
Received: 4 December 2002; Published: 1 July 2003
JOURNAL ARTICLE
7 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top