Public health important bacteria Pasteurella pneumotropica in cat abscess
D Neeraja, S Vasundhara, B Vimala Devi, L Ratna Kumari and R Amarendra Kumar
A cat with history of pyrexia, anorexia and swelling on left forelimb was presented to Veterinary Polyclinic, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Initially the cat was treated symptomatically for fever and anorexia, as the size of swelling was increasing progressively, the abscess fluid was aspirated aseptically and submitted to Veterinary Biological and Research Institute, Vijayawada. For isolation of etiological bacteria, the fluid was tested by cultural examination and identified as Pasteurella species based on colony morphology and different staining methods. Vitek 2 (Biomerieux) microbial identification system was used for confirmation of colonies as Pasteurella pneumotropica which is zoonotically important bacteria and casuing threat to cat owners and immunocompramised individuals. The same isolate was subjected for antibiotic sensitivity test and found sensitive for antibiotics like Chloramphenicol 30 mcg, Norfloxacin 10 mcg, Cefotaxime 30 mcg, Neomycin 30 mcg, Levofloxacin 5 mcg, Tetracycline 30 mcg, Oxytetracycline 30 mcg, Ciprofloxacin 5 mcg, Amoxyclav 30 mcg. Although zoonotic importance of Pasteurella species through cat bite is well known, the present study reports the isolation of rare Pasteurella pneumotropica from the abscess in cat suffering with pyrexia, proves the chance of getting infection through abscess. It recommends the precautionary measures to be followed by the persons at high risk.
How to cite this article:
D Neeraja, S Vasundhara, B Vimala Devi, L Ratna Kumari and R Amarendra Kumar. Public health important bacteria Pasteurella pneumotropica
in cat abscess. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 1265-1266. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2023.v12.i10Sq.23630