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J Vet Med Sci. 2007 Jul;69(7):775-7.

Fecal shedding of Salmonella spp. in dogs.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Istanbul, Avcilar, Istanbul, Turkey.


Rectal swabs from 100 dogs that were admitted to the veterinary clinic and from randomly selected 100 dogs from one kennel were examined for the presence of Salmonella spp. S. Enteritidis was isolated from a household dog and the strain was susceptible to all antibiotics that were tested. S. Typhimurium was isolated from a dog from the kennel and it was sensitive to all the antibiotics except streptomycin and neomycin. Even though, the occurence of Salmonella spp. in the feces of the dogs in this study was low, attention should always be given when handling canine feces or contaminated materials.

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