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Characterization of Pasteurella from gingival scrapings of dogs and cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8440088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Ecole Vétérinaire de Nantes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Agar
Animals
Bacteriological Techniques
Bites and Stings / microbiology
Cats / microbiology*
Culture Media
Dogs / microbiology*
Female
Gingiva / microbiology*
Male
Pasteurella / classification,  isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Species Specificity
Thiostrepton
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 1393-48-2/Thiostrepton; 9002-18-0/Agar

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