Factors influencing fecal shedding of Campylobacter jejuni in dogs without diarrhea.

E. Torre, M. Tello

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    Abstract

    Rectal swab specimens were collected from 362 apparently healthy dogs of different origin, age, breed, and sex. Specimens were obtained in summer, autumn, and winter. Ninety-five thermophilic Campylobacter spp were isolated: C jejuni biotype I, n = 57, C jejuni biotype II, n = 1, C coli, n = 36, and C laridis, n = 1. Biotypes of C jejuni recovered were the same as those associated with Campylobacter-induced enteritis in human beings. Prevalence of C jejuni was significantly (P < 0.05) greater: in dogs < 6 months old than in adult dogs; in dogs living under high density and cohabitation housing conditions for long periods; and in autumn.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)260-262
    JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
    Volume54
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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