Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2012
Volume: 11
Issue: 5
Page No. 618 - 621

Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella sp. Isolated from Dogs and Cats in Northeastern Thailand

Authors : Arunee Polpakdee, Sunpetch Angkititrakul, Fanan Suksawat, Olivier Sparagano and Kwankate Kanistanon

Abstract: During the period December 2009-November 2010, 600 fecal samples were collected from 250 diarrheal and 250 non-diarrheal dogs, 50 diarrheal and 50 non-diarrhea cats. It was found that 11.6 and 13.2% of diarrheal and non-diarrheal dogs and 8.0 and 10.0% of diarrheal and non-diarrheal cats were infected with Salmonella, respectively. The five most common serovars in dogs were S. stanley, S. rissen, S. enterica ser 4, 5, 12 :i:-, S. weltevreden and S. tryphimurium (14.5, 12.9, 11.3, 11.3 and 9.7%, respectively). The five most common serovars in cats were S. weltevreden, S. eastbourne, S. typhimurium, S. virchow and S. hvittingfoss (44.4, 22.2, 11.1, 11.1 and 11.1%, respectively). Isolates from dogs were resistant to amoxicillin (43.5%), gentamicin (8.1%), nalidixic acid (9.7%), sulphamethoxazole/trimethoprim (12.9%) and tetracycline (43.5%). The isolates from cats were resistant to amoxicillin (25%) and tetracycline (25%). Detection of Salmonella sp. in dogs and cats without clinical signs indicated that the animals were in carrier stage and potentially able to pass the disease to their owners.

How to cite this article:

Arunee Polpakdee, Sunpetch Angkititrakul, Fanan Suksawat, Olivier Sparagano and Kwankate Kanistanon, 2012. Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella sp. Isolated from Dogs and Cats in Northeastern Thailand. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 618-621.

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