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Characterization of Pasteurella from gingival scrapings of dogs and cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8440088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gingival scrapings of 62 dogs and cats were examined for the presence of Pasteurella. Isolation was performed in a medium supplemented with thiostrepton. Twenty-eight and 37 strains were obtained from 21 dogs and 26 cats, respectively, and classified in recently described species or subspecies of the genus Pasteurella (P.): P. multocida subspecies multocida and septica, P. canis, P. dagmatis and P. stomatis. Twenty-one strains were classified as atypical P. stomatis and one strain obtained from a cat remained unclassified. All strains were susceptible to the antibiotics studied. P. multocida and P. stomatis (including atypical strains) represented 65 and 30% of feline isolates, and 14 and 68% of canine isolates, respectively. Assuming that P. multocida, P. canis and P. dagmatis are potentially pathogenic for humans, and that P. stomatis has a low pathogenicity or non-pathogenic, 77 and 28% of examined cats and dogs harboured one or several pathogenic strains. This difference could explain the fact that Pasteurella infections in man are lower in dog bites rather than cat bites.
J P Ganiere; F Escande; G Andre; M Larrat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0147-9571     ISO Abbreviation:  Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-31     Completed Date:  1993-03-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808924     Medline TA:  Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ecole Vétérinaire de Nantes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteriological Techniques
Bites and Stings / microbiology
Cats / microbiology*
Culture Media
Dogs / microbiology*
Gingiva / microbiology*
Pasteurella / classification,  isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 1393-48-2/Thiostrepton; 9002-18-0/Agar

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