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Publication - Dr Fernando Sanchez-Vizcaino Buendia

    Small animal disease surveillance

    GI disease and salmonellosis

    Citation

    Arsevska, E, Singleton, D, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, F, Williams, N, Jones, PH, Smyth, S, Heayns, B, Wardeh, M, Radford, AD, Dawson, S, Noble, PJM & Davies, RH, 2017, ‘Small animal disease surveillance: GI disease and salmonellosis’. Veterinary Record, vol 181., pp. 228-232

    Abstract

    Presentation for gastrointestinal (GI) disease comprised 2.2 per cent of cat, 3.2 per cent of dog and 2.2 per cent of rabbit consultations between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017Diarrhoea and vomiting without blood were the most frequently reported GI disease clinical signs (34.4 and 38.9 per cent in cats and 42.8 and 37.3 per cent in dogs, respectively)The mean percentage of samples testing positive forSalmonellain dogs was double that in cats (0.82 per cent and 0.41 per cent, respectively) from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2016In dogs, autumn was associated with a greater proportion ofSalmonella-positive sample submissions; no clear suggestion of seasonal variation in cats was observedIn both cats and dogs, isolates belonging toSalmonella entericagroup B serotypes were the most common (68.9 per cent in cats and 55.0 per cent in dogs).

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