Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal SciencesSalmonella arizonaeInfection In A Guinea Pig Breeding Unit
İstanbul Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, 34850 İstanbul-TÜRKİYE
Nuri TURAN, Tunay PALA, Hüseyin YILMAZ
İstanbul Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, 34850 İstanbul-TÜRKİYE
Abstract: Salmonella arizonae infection was detected in guinea pigs kept for breeding. Two months old 50 quinea pigs were died in the breedig unit. Three death and 2 live guinea pigs were brought to Veterinary Faculty of İstanbul. The live 2 were euthanasied and necropcy was performed on all guinea pigs. The fluid about 50 cc. in the abdomen, the necrosis and pseudomembranes in the liver and spleen were observed. On histopathology, the foci of various coagulative necrosis were seen in the liver. The samples were taken from the liver and spleen for bacteriology and Salmonella arizonae was identified using the standart methods and API-20E.
Key Words: Guinea pig, Salmonella arizonae, Pathological findings.
Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 1998; 22: 329-332.
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