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First report on identification of Pasteurella multocida serogroup F in Veterinary Research Institute (VRI), Malaysia

This paper reports on the positive isolation and identification of Pasteurella multocida serogroup F from a pig in Sarawak, Malaysia. In this case, a two years old Large White crossed Landrace female pig was reported thin and had multiple abscesses on the lungs. Upon isolation from the lungs, the grey and non-hemolytic bacteria colonies were identified as Pasteurella multocida by SVDL using a series of biochemical tests and were referred to VRI for serogroup identification. Molecular  serogrouping work was carried out and identified the P.multocida belongs to the serogroup F. Since then, there have been a few sporadic cases of P. multocida serogroup F detected from various animals such as from chickens, goats and deer in West Malaysia in the recent year, this indicates that the P.multocida serogroup F is present in our country. In Malaysia, studies on the prevalence of P.multocida and predominant serogroups are available. However, P.multocida serogroup F is just briefly mentioned in those prevalence reports without any details of the history and further clinical description. Future research work is needed to understand the characteristics and pathogenicity by targeting the virulence factors (VFs) coding for outer membrane proteins, iron acquisition factors, bacterial adhesions and colonization factors, extracellular enzymes and toxins of the isolate, in order to understand the virulence of the serogroup F strain.  

Keywords: Pasteurella multocida, serogroup F, pig, multiple abscesses, virulence   

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Evie Khoo. First report on identification of Pasteurella multocida serogroup F in Veterinary Research Institute (VRI), Malaysia. 30th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress. 19th-20th October, 2018. Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.(Abstract of e-Poster Presentation).

 

Evie Khoo  Veterinary Research Institute, Department of Veterinary Services, 59, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia  

Corresponding author: evy_eevee@hotmail.com 


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