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1 March 2013 SALMONELLA, CAMPYLOBACTER, AND CHLAMYDOPHILA IN BALD IBIS (GERONTICUS EREMITA) FECES IN TURKEY
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The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., and Chlamydophila psittaci in fecal samples of bald ibises (Geronticus eremita) housed in a conservation facility in Turkey. A total of 82 fecal samples were collected from cages and evaluated by bacteriologic methods and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. and by PCR for C. psittaci. Campylobacter spp. were isolated from 24 of 82 fecal samples (29.2%). Of these 18 (75%), 4 (16.7%) and 2 (8.3%) were Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and other Campylobacter spp., respectively. Salmonella spp. were detected in 8 fecal specimens.(9.7%) by PCR. The presence of C. psittaci was not detected in the bald ibises studied. The results suggested that the bald ibises in this present study might be at a higher risk of infection with Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Osman Yaşar Tel, Faruk Bozkaya, and Oktay Keskin "SALMONELLA, CAMPYLOBACTER, AND CHLAMYDOPHILA IN BALD IBIS (GERONTICUS EREMITA) FECES IN TURKEY," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(1), 21-26, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260-44.1.21
Received: 1 October 2011; Published: 1 March 2013
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