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Characterisation of Australian isolates of Actinobacillus capsulatus, Actinobacillus equuli, Pasteurella caballi and Bisgaard Taxa 9 and 11

Blackall, P.J. and Bisgaard, M. and McKenzie, R.A. (1997) Characterisation of Australian isolates of Actinobacillus capsulatus, Actinobacillus equuli, Pasteurella caballi and Bisgaard Taxa 9 and 11. Australian Veterinary Journal, 75 (1). pp. 52-55.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1997.tb13831...

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this work was to perform a comprehensive phenotypic characterisation of 16 isolates of bacteria previously identified as Actinobacillus equuli.
Design: The 16 isolates that had been obtained from Australian animals &endash; 15 from horses and one from a rabbit &endash; were compared with reference strains of A equuli, A capsulatus, Pasteurella caballi and Bisgaard Taxa 9 and 11.

Results: The characterisation study demonstrated that only nine of the isolates were A equuli. The other isolates were identified as A capsulatus (the isolate from rabbit), P caballi (one isolate), Bisgaard Taxon 11 (two isolates) and Bisgaard Taxon 9 (one isolate). The final two isolates could not be assigned to any recognised species or taxa.

Conclusion: This study has highlighted the importance of a complete characterisation of Actinobacillus-like organisms isolated from horses and rabbits. The study represents the first time that A capsulatus, P caballi and Bisgaard Taxa 9 and 11 have been recognised as being present in Australia.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Animal Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Actinobacillus equuli; Actinobacillus capsulatus; Pasteurella caballi; Characterisation.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine
Deposited On:24 Aug 2004
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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