Detección de Salmonella Javiana en tortugas taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis) en dos parques zoológicos del Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Detection of Salmonella Javiana in taricaya turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) in two zoos in Peru

N. Andrea Campos, Siever Morales-Cauti, O. Armando Navarro, C. Carlos Eslava

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


The aim of this study was to serotype and determine the antibacterial sensitivity profile of Salmonella spp strains isolated from taricaya turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) from the Huachipa Zoological Park (n = 30). Lima, and the Natural Park of Pucallpa (n = 43), Ucayali, located in the coastal and jungle region of Peru, respectively. A total of 73 samples of cloacal swabs were obtained that were inoculated in Stuart bacterial transport media, enrichment media (tetrathionate broth) and selective media (XLD agar and Salmonella-Shigella), finding typical lactose-negative colonies of Salmonella, which were verified by biochemical tests standard (4.11%, 3/73). The results of the serological typing using the Kauffmann-White scheme showed that two of the three strains corresponded to Salmonella Javiana (O9,12: I, Z28: H5) and the other as not determined. The three positive samples were from juvenile turtles, of indefinite sex and from one of the two centers under study. Antimicrobial sensitivity tests determined that the strains of S. Javiana were sensitive to streptomycin, trimetopim sulfamethoxazole, fosfomycin, furazolidone, gentamicin and chloramphenicol and resistant to enrofloxacin, and tetracycline.

Translated title of the contributionDetection of Salmonella Javiana in taricaya turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) in two zoos in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere17554
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number1
StatePublished - 29 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved.


Dive into the research topics of 'Detection of Salmonella Javiana in taricaya turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) in two zoos in Peru'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this