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Septicemic salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Hessarek in wintering and migrating song thrushes (Turdus philomelos) in Spain

Journal of Wildlife Diseases publish this investigation article

January 1st, 2012

We investigated two mortality events in wintering and migrating Song Thrushes (Turdus philomelos) in Catalonia, northeastern Spain in 2009 and 2010. Both episodes occurred in late February to mid-March during the spring migration. Salmonellosis produced by the serotype Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Hessarek (S. Hessarek) was identified as the cause of death in both episodes. Poor body condition, marked splenomegaly, and microscopic disseminated intravascular coagulation with numerous intravascular and tissular bacteria were the most consistent findings. Macro-restriction profiling by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) using XbaI was performed for epidemiologic typing of the S. Hessarek isolates. Two clusters were discernible, that are possibly related, with a similarity of 82.8%. Analysis comparing pectoral muscle and subcutaneous fat scores from the Song Thrushes that died from S. Hessarek with those from healthy Song Thrushes from nearby areas during 2009 and 2010 suggest that poor body condition was associated with the S. Hessarek infection




Velarde R., Porrero MC., Serrano E., Marco I., Garcia M., Tellez S., Dominguez L., Aymi R. and Lavin S.




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis de Transmisión Alimentaria y Resistencia a Antimicrobianos (ZTA). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaFacultad de Veterinaria. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Generalitat de CatalunyaInstitut Catalàd’Ornitologia. Museu de Ciències Naturals. Generalitat de Catalunya.







Journal of Wildlife Diseases
FACTOR YEAR Q
1.271 2012

NLMID: -3468

PMID: 22247379

ISSN: 0090-3558



TITLE: Septicemic salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Hessarek in wintering and migrating song thrushes (Turdus philomelos) in Spain


JOURNAL: J Wildl Dis


NUMERACIÓN: 48(1):113-121


AÑO: 2012


PUBLISHER: Lawrence, KS : Wildlife Disease Association


AUTHORS: Velarde R., Porrero MC., Serrano E., Marco I., Garcia M., Tellez S., Dominguez L., Aymi R. and Lavin S.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


5th
María García Martín
7th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-48.1.113


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Velarde R., Porrero MC., Serrano E., Marco I., Garcia M., Tellez S., Dominguez L., Aymi R. and Lavin S. Septicemic salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Hessarek in wintering and migrating song thrushes (Turdus philomelos) in Spain. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 48(1):113-121. 2012. (A). ISSN: 0090-3558. DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-48.1.113


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