Pasteurella multocida

Pasteurella species cause numerous endemic and epizootic diseases of economic importance in a wide range of domestic and wild animals and birds. P. multocida is the most common.

P. multocida can be killed easily by the use of ordinary disinfectants, exposure to sunlight, drying, or heat, being killed within 15 minutes of exposure at 56 °C (132.8 °F). Pasteurella are able to remain infectious in the environment for several weeks and are normal inhabitants of the oral cavities of domestic dogs and cats.

Hosts

  • dogs
  • cats
  • wild birds
  • chickens
  • turkeys
  • cattle
  • rabbits
  • pigs
  • marine mammals
  • komodo dragons
  • chimpanzees