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Somatic Serotyping and Pathogenicity Testing of P. multocida Strains Isolated from Layer Chickens



Muhammad Javed Arshad , Muhammad Siddique and Iftikhar Hussain
 
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During the year 2000-2001, P. multocida isolated from natural outbreaks of fowl cholera were subjected to somatic serotyping for the first time in Pakistan. Serotyping was carried out by the gel-diffusion precipitin test. P. multocida serotype 1 predominated with the percentage of 47.62, followed by serotype 3(28.57%), 4(14.29%) and 12(09.52%). All the serotypes found highly virulent with 100% mortality after challenge by serotype 1 and 3, 80% by serotype 4 and 60% by serotype 12.

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Muhammad Javed Arshad , Muhammad Siddique and Iftikhar Hussain , 2003. Somatic Serotyping and Pathogenicity Testing of P. multocida Strains Isolated from Layer Chickens. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 376-379.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2003.376.379

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2003.376.379

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