Note about Salmonella sp. and Shigella sp. infections in southern brown howler monkeys, Alouatta clamitans Cabrera, 1940 (Primates: Atelidae) on captivity

  • Júlio César de Souza Júnior Centro de Pesquisas Biológicas de Indaial, Indaial, SC
  • Zelinda Maria Braga Hirano Centro de Pesquisas Biológicas de Indaial, Indaial, SC
  • Fernando Dias de Ávila-Pires Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC
  • Gladys Rosane Thomé Vieira Universidade Regional de Blumenal, Departamento de Ciências Naturais, Blumenal, SC
Keywords: Brown howler monkey, Captivity

Abstract

Fecal samples of captive souther brown howler monkeys were screened for the presence of Salmonella sp. and Shigella sp. The sensibility for antibiotics was also measured. This is the first report of asymptomatic infection by Salmonella sp. in this specie. Shigella sp. infection was not detected. Screening for this bacteria should be performed during translocation and reintroduction programs. We recommend periodic investigations to prevent occupational hazard on captivity.

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Published
2008-08-01
How to Cite
Souza Júnior, J., Hirano, Z., Ávila-Pires, F., & Vieira, G. (2008). Note about Salmonella sp. and Shigella sp. infections in southern brown howler monkeys, Alouatta clamitans Cabrera, 1940 (Primates: Atelidae) on captivity. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 45(4), 266-268. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2008.26684
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