Detection and identification of Salmonella serotypes in fecal specimens from horses in Baghdad province
AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences,
2015, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 20-23
AbstractPerhaps this is the first study which has been done in Iraq concerning the prevalence of the Salmonella disease in horses (isolation and identification of salmonella from horses). Six hundred and twenty fecal samples were taken from different horse stables in Baghdad Province for 18 months. The results indicated that 34 animals were infected with percentage of 5.48% and the isolated serotypes were included (13) serotypes and the Salmonella anatum has been isolated mostly with the percentage of 38.2%. Four newly serotypes have been isolated which they are not mentioned in the literature and were included S.degania, S. chester, S. amsterdam and S. 40:z4,z24. Equestrian Club showed the highest ratio of infection. No statistical significance of gender on case account while it was significant that horses aged 6-10 years have the highest ratio..
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