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1 October 1992 PREVALENCE OF SALMONELLA SPP., CAMPYLOBACTER SPP. AND LISTERIA SPP. IN RING-BILLED GULLS (LARUS DELAWARENSIS)
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Cloacal swabs collected from 264 ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) at four sites near Montréal, Canada were cultured for the presence of Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp. and Listeria spp. All birds were apparently healthy when captured or killed. Of all birds examined, 8.7%, 15.9% and 9.5%, respectively, were infected with Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. Overall, 29.9% of gulls sampled harbored one or more of these bacteria. Gulls probably play only a minor role in the epizootiology of these bacteria.

Quessy and Messier: PREVALENCE OF SALMONELLA SPP., CAMPYLOBACTER SPP. AND LISTERIA SPP. IN RING-BILLED GULLS (LARUS DELAWARENSIS)
Sylvain Quessy and Serge Messier "PREVALENCE OF SALMONELLA SPP., CAMPYLOBACTER SPP. AND LISTERIA SPP. IN RING-BILLED GULLS (LARUS DELAWARENSIS)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(4), (1 October 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.4.526
Received: 22 October 1991; Published: 1 October 1992
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