Isolated from respiratory tract of both healthy cats and cats with respiratory disease.
Active Form 1
Sometimes thread-like or coccal.
Gram negative coccobacillus.
Require presence of specific growth factors which are found in blood.
Can be grown on chocolate agar.
Obligatory parasites of mucous membranes.
Has been isolated as mixed population or in pure culture from cats with respiratory disease (particularly rhinitis Rhinitis) and conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis and therefore its role in disease is still uncertain in the cat.
Other host effects
Has been isolated from respiratory tract of healthy cats.
Can be isolated from the respiratory tract by bacterial culture from nasal/oropharyngeal swabs .