Prevalence, serovars and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella spp. from wild and domestic green iguanas (Iguana iguana) in Grenada, West Indies.

@article{Sylvester2014PrevalenceSA,
  title={Prevalence, serovars and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella spp. from wild and domestic green iguanas (Iguana iguana) in Grenada, West Indies.},
  author={Wayne Sylvester and Victor A Amadi and Rhonda D Pinckney and Calum N L Macpherson and John S McKibben and Rodolfo Bruhl-Day and Roger Johnson and Harry Hariharan},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={436-41}
}
Cloacal swabs from 62 green iguanas (Iguana iguana), including 47 wild and 15 domestic ones from five parishes of Grenada, were sampled during a 4-month period of January to April 2013 and examined by enrichment and selective culture for the presence of Salmonella spp. Fifty-five per cent of the animals were positive, and eight serovars of Salmonella were isolated. The most common serovar was Rubislaw (58.8%), a serovar found recently in many cane toads in Grenada, followed by Oranienburg (14.7… CONTINUE READING
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