SEPTICEMIA DUE TO SALMONELLA ARIZONAE INFECTION IN CAPTIVE SMOOTH SNAKE (CORONELLA AUSTRICA) – A CASE REPORT

G.A. Czirják, L.B. Köbölkuti, M. Tenk, A. Szakács, D. Cadar, A. Ungvári

Abstract


Actually more than 2500 serovars of Salmonella are known, a small number is associated with reptiles from the suborder Ophidia. Apparently, bacteria from the genus Salmonella are component of the normal intestinal microbial community, and in case of immunosupression they become pathogens for the carrier hosts. In the reptile medicine due to the Salmonella infection there are described the following entities: septicemias, subcutaneous abscess, gastritis, gastroenteritis. The etiological agent of these morbid entities belongs to the serovars S. tiphymurium, S. regent, S. marina, S. arizonae.

Keywords


Coronella austriaca, Salmonella arizonae, septicemia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:63:1-2:2604


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