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Evaluation of Pet-Related Management Factors and the Risk of Salmonella spp. Carriage in Pet Dogs from Volunteer Households in Ontario (2005-2006).
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PMID:  20163574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to determine pet-related management factors that may be associated with the presence of Salmonella spp. in feces of pet dogs from volunteer households. From October 2005 until May 2006, 138 dogs from 84 households in Ontario were recruited to participate in a cross-sectional study. Five consecutive daily fecal samples were collected from each dog and enrichment culture for Salmonella spp. was performed. A higher than expected number of the dogs (23.2%; 32/138) had at least one fecal sample positive for Salmonella, and 25% (21/84) of the households had at least one dog shedding Salmonella. Twelve serotypes of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica were identified, with the predominant serotypes being Typhimurium (33.3%; 13/39), Kentucky (15.4%; 6/39), Brandenburg (15.4%; 6/39) and Heidelberg (12.8%; 5/39). Univariable logistic regression models were created with a random effect for household to account for clustering. Statistically significant risk factors for a dog testing positive included having contact with livestock, receiving a probiotic in the previous 30 days, feeding a commercial or homemade raw food diet, feeding raw meat and eggs, feeding a homemade cooked diet, and having more than one dog in the household. In two-variable models that controlled for feeding raw food, the non-dietary variables were no longer statistically significant. These results highlight the potential public health risk of including raw animal products in canine diets.
E K Leonard; D L Pearl; R L Finley; N Janecko; A S Peregrine; R J Reid-Smith; J S Weese
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zoonoses and public health     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1863-2378     ISO Abbreviation:  Zoonoses Public Health     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300786     Medline TA:  Zoonoses Public Health     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada  Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, ON, Canada  Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada  Laboratory of Foodborne Zoonoses, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, ON, Canada.
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