Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 215–218 | Cite as

Salmonellae from dogs in Vom, northern Nigeria

  • D. P. Britt
  • T. A. Cole
  • Christine R. Shipp


Examination by culture of single faecal samples from 120 domestic dogs in the Vom area of Nigeria showed 22 (18 per cent) of the animals to be excreting Salmonella organisms. One of the dogs yielded two and another three different serotypes. The total number of Salmonella serotypes isolated in the survey was 21. Dogs may be important in Nigeria as agents for the transmission of salmonellosis to man and domestic livestock.


Public Health Veterinary Medicine Faecal Sample Como Domestic Livestock 
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Aislamiento De Salmonelas De Perros En Vom, Nordeste De Nigeria


Se cultivaron materias fecales de 120 perros domésticos en el área de Vom, nordeste de Nigéria. Los exámenes dieron como resultado el aislamiento de salmonelas del 18 por ciento de animales examinados. En uno de los perros se identificaron dos serotipos distintos y en otro tres. El número total de serotipos aislados fue de 21. Se concluye, que los perros de Nigéria podrian ser importantes como agentes transmisores de salmonelosis a humanos y otros animales domésticos.

Salmonelles Chez Les Chiens, A Vom, En Nigeria


L'examen par culture d'échantillons de matières fécales de 120 chiens domestiques de la région de Vom, en Nigéria, a montré que 22 d'entre eux, soit 18 p. 100, excrétaient des Salmonelles.

Un des chiens hébergeait deux sérotypes et un autre trois sérotypes différents. Le nombre total des sérotypes isolés a été de 21. Les chiens peuvent donc constituer au Niger un facteur de transmission des Salmonelloses aux hommes et aux animaux domestiques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Britt
    • 1
  • T. A. Cole
    • 1
  • Christine R. Shipp
    • 2
  1. 1.National Veterinary Research InstituteVomNigeria
  2. 2.Salmonella and Shigella Reference LaboratoryLondon

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