Department of Aerobic Vaccine Research and Production, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Karaj, Iran
Department of Anaerobic Vaccine Research and Production, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Karaj, Iran
Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Shiraz, Iran
This study has been carried out with the objective of isolation and identification of agent(s) of pasteurella pneumonia in sheep and goat in Iran using bacteriological and biochemical assays to be identified in the pursuant researches to be used in pasteurellosis vaccine production. To accomplish this objective, samples were gathered from areas suspicious to pasteurellosis infection and industrial abbatoirs according to clinical and autopsy symptoms from eight provinces of Bushehr, Esfahan, Kerman, Kohgilooyeh & Boyr Ahmad, Fars, Qom, Tehran and Qazvin in a period from spring 2008 to spring 2011. Samples were different in sort due to the existent condition but generally were comprised of palatine tonsil swabs or blood samples taken from jugular vein in live animals and lungs or upper respiratory tract lymph glands in dead or slaughtered animals. Totally, 1454 samples (1120 samples of sheep, 334 samples of goat composed if 1084 samples of live animals and 370 samples of dead or slaughterd animals) were tested. Considering results obtained from assays, only 54 samples (3.71%) were assessed as being pasteurella, genus of which was totally identified as multocida.