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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 3693-3697
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.419


Incidence of Pasteurellosis in a Pigeon (Columba livia) - A Case Report
S. Ramesh1, C. Soundararajan2, K. Manimaran4, S. Subapriya3* and R. Sokkalingam5
1Centralised Instrumentation Laboratory, 2Department of Veterinary Parasitology,
3Centralised Clinical Laboratory, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-07, India
4Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Thanjavur, India
5Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Vepery, Chennai-07
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A domestic pigeon which was brought to SPCA, Chennai by a pet owner having 50 pigeons was referred for disease diagnosis with the history of sudden mortality and respiratory distress. The remaining ailing birds were inspected and were found to be lethargic with respiratory distress. Necropsy examination revealed grayish white foci scattered on the liver parenchyma. Liver impression smears and heart blood smears were suggestive of Pasteurella spp. Cultural examination of heart blood confirmed P. multocida. Antibiotic sensitivity assay revealed high sensitivity to enrofloxacin. Based on the laboratory findings, the other birds were treated with enrofloxacin for five days. The birds became active and normal in feeding habits after 5 days of treatment.


Keywords:

Pigeon, Columba livia, Pasteurellosis

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Ramesh, S., C. Soundararajan, K. Manimaran, S. Subapriya and Sokkalingam, R. 2018. Incidence of Pasteurellosis in a Pigeon (Columba livia) - A Case Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 3693-3697. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.419