Pasteurella multocida in scavenging family chickens and ducks: carrier status, age susceptibility and transmission between species.

@article{Mbuthia2008PasteurellaMI,
  title={Pasteurella multocida in scavenging family chickens and ducks: carrier status, age susceptibility and transmission between species.},
  author={Paul Gichohi Mbuthia and Lucy Wanjiru Njagi and Philip Njeru Nyaga and Lilly Caroline Bebora and Uswege M. Minga and J Kamundia and John Elmerdahl Olsen},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={51-7}
}
Pasteurella multocida causes fowl cholera, a highly contagious and severe disease in chickens and water fowls. The disease is not well described in less intensive production systems, including scavenging family poultry production in developing countries. P. multocida was isolated from 25.9% of healthy-looking ducks and 6.2% of chickens from free-range family poultry farms and at slaughter slabs at market. On experimental infection with 1.2 to 2.0 x 10(8) organisms of the P. multocida type… CONTINUE READING

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