Identification of salmonella spp. in motelo turtles (Geochelone denticulata) of a zoo farm in Iquitos City

M. Nelson Ruiz, E. Sonia Calle, C. Hugo Gálvez

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Abstract

© 20010 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The objective of the present study was to detect the presence of Salmonella spp. in 30 motelo turtles (Geochelone denticulata) in a zoo of the Iquitos region, Peru. Fecal samples were obtained by rectal swaps and processed by bacteriological and biochemical cultivation tests. The results showed that 6.7% of the samples were positive to Salmonella spp. and the typing indicated Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serotype typhimurium.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010

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