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1 March 2002 POSITIVE EFFECTS OF DIET CHANGE ON SHEDDING OF SALMONELLA SPP. IN THE FECES OF CAPTIVE FELIDS
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A high prevalence of fecal Salmonella shedding in a collection of healthy exotic felids precipitated a change to two new commercially available feline diets. One year after initiation of the new diets, 18 fecal samples from individual felines, their exhibits, and representative samples of the diets were cultured for Salmonella spp. Only one culture grew a Salmonella sp. Salmonella uganda was cultured from the feces of one snow leopard (Felis uncia). Feeding a diet with minimal to no Salmonella contamination lowered Salmonella shedding rates in this collection of captive exotic felids.

Charles E. Lewis, David A. Bemis, and Edward C. Ramsay "POSITIVE EFFECTS OF DIET CHANGE ON SHEDDING OF SALMONELLA SPP. IN THE FECES OF CAPTIVE FELIDS," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 33(1), 83-84, (1 March 2002). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2002)033[0083:PEODCO]2.0.CO;2
Received: 9 April 2001; Published: 1 March 2002
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