Riemerella anatipestifer

Riemerella anatipestifer is a Gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming, and rod-shaped bacterium. It causes infections in domestic ducks worldwide. Respiratory tract and skin wounds are speculated to play important roles in the transmission of R. anatipestifer.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Flavobacteriales
  • Family: Flavobacteriaceae
  • Genus: Riemerella

Hosts

  • ducks
  • geese