Isolation and haemolytic activity of Aeromonas species from domestic dogs and cats.

@article{Ghenghesh1999IsolationAH,
  title={Isolation and haemolytic activity of Aeromonas species from domestic dogs and cats.},
  author={Khalifa Sifaw Ghenghesh and S S Abeid and Mohamed Jaber and S A Ben-Taher},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={175-9}
}
Rectal swabs from 120 domestic dogs and 15 domestic cats were examined for Aeromonas species using alkaline peptone water (pH 8.6) as the enrichment medium and blood agar containing 15 mg/l ampicillin as the plating medium. Aeromonads were isolated from 13 (10.8%) dogs and from 1 (6.7%) cat. Of the 14 aeromonads isolated in the present study only 9 were available for speciation and testing in the haemolysin assay. Of these 5 were A. sobria (including one from a cat), 2 were A. hydrophila and 2… CONTINUE READING