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Emergence of Salmonella typhimurium definitive type 104 (DT104) as an important cause of salmonellosis in horses in Ontario.
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PMID:  11665427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Salmonella Typhimurium definitive type 104 (DT104) has emerged as a common cause of salmonellosis in humans and cattle, yet previous reports involving horses are sparse. This study reports the emergence of DT104 as an important pathogen in horses in Ontario. The first clinical case of DT104 infection at the Ontario Veterinary College was identified in 1997. Seventeen cases of DT104-associated salmonellosis were identified between 1997 and 2000. In 2000, 12 of 13 cases of salmonellosis were due to DT104. Salmonellosis in horses due to DT104 is of concern, since the organism is multiresistant to antibiotics and poses increased zoonotic risk. Phage type distribution of Salmonella isolates should be monitored to determine whether DT104 will remain a prevalent equine pathogen.
J S Weese; J D Baird; C Poppe; M Archambault
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-22     Completed Date:  2001-12-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  788-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
Bacteriophage Typing
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Feces / microbiology
Horse Diseases / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Ontario / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Salmonella Infections, Animal / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Salmonella typhimurium / classification,  drug effects,  pathogenicity*
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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