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Pasteurella multocida infections in baboons (Papio cynocephalus)

  • Melinda A. Bronsdon
  • Ronald F. DiGiacomo


The respiratory pathogenPasteurella multocida was isolated from infections of the laryngeal air sacs of two baboons and from abscesses in the neck or femoral area of two other baboons. The infections were associated with surgical procedures involving the cervical area, chronic catheterization, and chair restraint. The organism was also detected among the commensal pharyngeal flora in 2 of 15 clinically healthy, wildborn adult baboons. These findings suggest that the organism is harbored naturally in baboons and that exudative infections can occur secondary to specific procedures.

Key Words

Pasteurella multocida Air sacculitis Baboons 


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© Japan Monkey Centre 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melinda A. Bronsdon
    • 1
  • Ronald F. DiGiacomo
    • 2
  1. 1.Regional Primate Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleU. S. A.
  2. 2.Department of Comparative Medicine, School of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleU. S. A.

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