High Prevalence of Salmonella in Tegu Lizards (Tupinambis merianae), and Susceptibility of the Serotypes to Antibiotics

  title={High Prevalence of Salmonella in Tegu Lizards (Tupinambis merianae), and Susceptibility of the Serotypes to Antibiotics},
  author={Bianca Mendes Maciel and Ronaldo C Arg{\^o}lo Filho and Selene S C Nogueira and J. C. T. Dias and Rachel Passos Rezende},
  journal={Zoonoses and Public Health},
Species of tegu (Tupinambis) are the largest lizards in South America. Large numbers of these lizards are hunted; there is a vigorous trade in their skins and the meat is consumed by rural and native peoples. The animals are also bred in captivity, an economic activity for rural populations which can help in the animals’ conservation. Faecal samples from 30 captive‐born tegus were analysed for the presence of Salmonella in two separate samplings. In the first analysis, samples from 26 animals… Expand
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