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Abstract

Isolation, identification and pathogenicity of some bacterial agents isolated from ostriches.

Abstract

A total of 242 samples from ostriches at different ages were examined for the presence of bacterial infections (Egypt). Escherichia coli, Proteus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pasteurella haemolytica, P. multocida, Aeromonas spp. and Shigella spp. were isolated in 40.49, 22.72, 17.76, 10.74, 6.61, 0.82 and 0.82%, respectively, of the samples. Most of the bacterial agents isolated from the ostriches and the environment were pathogenic for both chicken and mice.