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1 September 2002 SALMONELLA IN CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE SPECIES: PREVALENCE IN REHABILITATION CENTERS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ISOLATES
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Fecal samples from 212 selected marine mammals, marine birds, and raptors were cultured for Salmonella spp. on arrival at rehabilitation centers in California from May 1999 through July 2000. Salmonella spp. were cultured from nine (4%) animals, and seven serotypes were isolated: Johannesberg, Montevideo, Newport, Ohio, Saint Paul, Enteritidis Group D, and 4,5,12:1 Monophasic. One western gull (Larus occidentalis) had two serotypes. Antibiotic susceptibilities and chromosomal fingerprints were evaluated for Salmonella isolates. Some isolates were resistant to gentamicin, amoxicillin–clavulanic acid, and ampicillin. Chromosomal fingerprints with XbaI and XhoI restriction enzymes differed between serotypes but not between individuals carrying the same serotype of Salmonella.

Woutrina A. Smith, Jonna A. K. Mazet, and Dwight C. Hirsh "SALMONELLA IN CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE SPECIES: PREVALENCE IN REHABILITATION CENTERS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ISOLATES," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 33(3), 228-235, (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2002)033[0228:SICWSP]2.0.CO;2
Received: 31 May 2001; Published: 1 September 2002
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