Epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella sp. Isolated from dogs and cats in northeastern thailand

Arunee Polpakdee, Sunpetch Angkititrakul, Fanan Suksawat, Olivier Sparagano, Kwankate Kanistanon

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During the period December 2009-Nov ember 2010, 600 fecal samples were collected from 250 diarrheal and 250 non-diarrheal dogs, 50 diarrheal and 50 non-diarrhea cats. It was found that 11.6 and 13.2% of diarrheal and non-diarrheal dogs and 8.0 and 10.0% of diarrheal and non-diarrheal cats were infected with Salmonella, respectively. The five most common serovars in dogs were S. Stanley, S. rissen, S. enterica ser 4, 5, 12:i:-, S. weltevreden and S. tryphimurium (14.5, 12.9, 11.3, 11.3 and 9.7%, respectively). The five most common serovars in cats were S. weltevreden, S. eastbourne, S. typhimurium, S. virchow and S. hvittingfoss (44.4, 22.2, 11.1,11.1 and 11.1%, respectively). Isolates from dogs were resistant to amoxicillin (43.5%), gentamicin (8.1 %), nalidixic acid (9.7%), sulphamethoxazole/rrimethoprim (12.9%) and tetracycline (43.5%). The isolates from cats were resistant to amoxicillin (25%) and tetracycline (25%). Detection of Salmonella sp. in dogs and cats without clinical signs indicated that the animals were in carrier stage and potentially able to pass the disease to their.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-621
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Epidemiology
  • Salmonella
  • Thailand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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