Literature

Streptobacillary pleuritis in a koala (phascolarctos Cinereus)

EDWARD G. RUSSELL and EMIL F. STRAUBE

Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia.

ABSTRACT

A case of Streptobacillus moniliformis pleuritis in a koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is reported. Lesions were granulomatous in nature. S. moniliformis was recovered in pure culture, and found by experimental inoculation to be pathogenic for mice but not for a rat.