Molecular detection of Pasteurella multocida isolated from pneumonic lungs of pigs
Sabina Yasmin, Shameem Ara Begum, Seema Rani Pegu, Sophia M Gogoi and Rita Nath
The study aimed to investigate the presence of Pasteurella multocida in pigs with pneumonia and identify its association with other bacterial isolates. A total of 180 pigs were subjected to post mortem examination, and lung samples with pneumonic lesions were collected. Bacteria were isolated from 127 samples, and suspected colonies of Pasteurella multocida were further analyzed using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for the detection of the kmt1 gene. The different bacteria isolated were Pasteurella multocida, S. suis, E. coli, Staphylococcus spp., Klebsiella spp., and Salmonella spp. Among the suspected colonies of Pasteurella multocida, 27 isolates were confirmed to be positive for the kmt1 gene. This study highlights the importance of understanding the role of Pasteurella multocida in pig pneumonia to develop effective control measures.
How to cite this article:
Sabina Yasmin, Shameem Ara Begum, Seema Rani Pegu, Sophia M Gogoi and Rita Nath. Molecular detection of Pasteurella multocida isolated from pneumonic lungs of pigs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 1390-1393.