Avian Dis.: Isolation of Salmonella typhimurium from dead blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna).
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Macaws (Health aspects)
Salmonellosis (Case studies)
Animals (Case studies)
|Publication:||Name: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery Publisher: Association of Avian Veterinarians Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Association of Avian Veterinarians ISSN: 1082-6742|
|Issue:||Date: June, 2009 Source Volume: 23 Source Issue: 2|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
Two blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) chicks died of fatal
salmonellosis in Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The birds were
histopathologically and microbiologically examined. Salmonella enterica
sub-species enterica serovar typhimurium was isolated from the liver,
spleen, heart, lung, kidney, and intestine of both birds. All strains
were susceptible to ampicillin, cephalothin, cefotaxime, enrofloxacin,
nalidixic acid, gentamicin, streptomycin, chloramphenicol, fosfomycin,
tetracycline, nitrofurantoin, and trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole. The
XbaI-PFGE profile of the Salmonella typhimurium isolated from the 2
animals, which shared the same cage, was identical and showed a unique
pattern compared with 301 isolates included in the PulseNet national
database of Salmonella pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns. This
is the first report that describes fatal cases of salmonellosis from
blue and gold macaws.
et al. 2009;53:135-138.
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