Riemerella

Riemerella

a genus of gram negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that cause disease in birds.

Riemerella anatipestifer
causes an acute or chronic septicemic disease in ducks and other birds characterized by fibrinous pericarditis, perihepatitis, air sacculitis, caseous salpingitis and arthritis. Called also new duck disease, infectious serositis, goose influenza. Previously called Pasteurella anatipestifer and Moraxella anatipestifer.
Riemerella columbina
associated with respiratory disease in pigeons.
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Cherry Fernandez, a PhD graduate in Veterinary Medicine at Gyeongsang National University, presented her doctoral dissertation entitled Comparative Expression Analysis of Cytokines in Riemerella Anatipestifier Infection in ducks and chickens.
All classical endemic viruses and bacteria, including avian influenza virus, avian paramyxovirus 1, duck enteritis virus, Riemerella anatipestifer, and Escherichia coli, were excluded as causative agents by PCR or bacteria isolation.
A commercial duck company that raises approximately two million pekin ducks per year experienced an outbreak of Riemerella anatipestifer (RA) on nine farms over a 1-yr period.