Living Organisms / Monera (Bacteria) / Bacteria with  Gram negative staining cell-walls / Pseudomonas / Species:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Summary Information
Morphology, Staining and Metabolism information at genera level (Pseudomonas)

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Common synonyms Bacillus of green pus, Pseudomonas pyocyaneus
Notes "It is often a normal component of the skin, mucous membranes and intestine of domestic animals." (B47) "It is ubiquitous in the environment and thrives in wet and poorly aerated environments." (B88)

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Associated Diseases linked in Wildpro
"An organism of relatively low virulence that is frequently the cause of suppurative [usually opportunistic] infections in domestic animals (B47)", particularly in association with burns, corneal damage, wounds, pneumovagina, "heavy and prolonged exposure to antimicrobials (B47)" and other predisposing factors. (B47) (B88) "It causes "green wool" in sheep (B47)", can "cause severe epizootics of respiratory disease [haemorrhagic pneumonia] in mink and chinchillas (B47)" and is often associated with otitis externa in dogs. (B47) (B88) "[It] is particularly common in the intestinal contents of chickens. (B47)"
Associated Waterfowl Diseases Pseudomonas Infection Waterfowl Disease Summary Opportunistic infection, may be associated with localized skin infection, localized respiratory infection including sinusitis, enteritis and occasionally septicaemia.
Waterfowl in which the disease has been recorded. "Duck" - not specified.
Salpingitis (Oviduct Infection, Oviduct Inflammation) Waterfowl Disease Summary Inflammation of the oviduct, usually associated with infection, sometimes with associated peritonitis.
Waterfowl in which the disease has been recorded. Domestic ducks and domestic geese

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Antibiotic Use and Resistance
"Most strains found in animal lesions have multiple resistance factors that are commonly mediated by R Factors (B47)." Antibiotic susceptibility tests should be undertaken. (B21) "It should be noted that there are no in vitro tests that predict susceptibility/resistance of isolate from infectious processes that will be treated topically (e.g. the ear)" (B88)
Listed Antibiotics recorded as having efficacy Antibiotics likely to be effective include:

(Silver sulfadiazine (1%) has been shown to be very active against multiresistant strains recovered from dos with otitis externa) (B47)

Listed Antibiotics recorded as RESISTANCE Many, including carbenicillin. (B74)

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References for Bacterial Species

Species Author

Suzanne Boardman
B47 John F Timoney, James H Gillespie, Fredric W Scott, Jeffrey E Barlough
Hagan and Bruner's Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals - Eight Edition
B88 Dwight C Hirsh and Yuan Chuang Zee
Veterinary Microbiology
B21 P J Quinn, M E Carter, B Markey, G R Carter
Clinical Veterinary Microbiology
B74 Noel R Krieg and John G Holt
Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology - Volume 1

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