Enterobacterial colonization in captive red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans).

  title={Enterobacterial colonization in captive red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans).},
  author={Rosely Gioia-Di Chiacchio and Gilberto Nogueira Penido J{\'u}nior and Cl{\'a}udia Almeida Igayara de Souza and Fab{\'i}ola Eloisa Setim Prioste and Miriam Siqueira Prado and Terezinha Kn{\"o}bl and Marcia Cristina Men{\~a}o and Eliana Reiko Matushima},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={45 4},
The handling of turtles and other reptiles can be associated with risk of pathogenic enterobacteria transmission, mainly Salmonella spp. The aim of this study was to identify the enterobacteria in cloacal swabs of 39 red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans). Cloacal swabs from 39 captive individuals were analyzed. After sample enrichment in brain-heart infusion broth and 1% peptone water, bacterial isolation was performed through cultivation in blood, MacConkey and xylose lysine… CONTINUE READING