Detection of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in the intestinal microbiot of Psittacifomes in rehabilitation process for wildlife reintroduction
Keywords:Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Ornithopathology, Animal health, Psittaciformes
AbstractEscherichia coli is a bacteria of the Enterobacteriacea family and it is part of the enterical microflora of mammals and of many species of birds. Salmonella spp. also belongs to the family Enterobacteriacea, it is responsible for human feed toxinfection outbreaks and usually isolated from domestic and wild birds. The present study analyzed the frequency of both agents in Psittaciformes in rehabilitation process for wildlife reintroduction. In 89 birds analyzed, 19% were infected with E. coli and 1,12% with Salmonella spp. It was carried out an analysis of the profile of antibiotic resistance in which was observed the efficiency of estreptomicin, tetraciclin, trimetoprim and gentamicin over the samples. The samples of E. coli were submitted to the Congo Red Binding test and to the Hemolisis test and 70,6% of positive samples for the first test and 53% for the second one were observed.
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Marietto-Gonçalves, G. A., Almeida, S. M. de, Lima, E. T. de, & Andreatti Filho, R. L. (2010). Detection of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in the intestinal microbiot of Psittacifomes in rehabilitation process for wildlife reintroduction. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 47(3), 185-189. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2010.26853
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