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Volume 22 (5):369-373, 2018.
Clinical signs following experimental Salmonella typhimurium infection in rabbits.
Mustafa Salah Hasan1, Mohammed Ali Hussein1, Maher Saber Owain2, Afaf Abdulrahman Yousif3
1Department(s) of Internal and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College(s) of Veterinary Medicine, 2University of Fallujah, University of Tikrit, 3University of Baghdad, Iraq.
Hasan MS, Hussein MA, Owain MS, Yousif AA., Clinical signs following experimental Salmonella typhimurium infection in rabbits, Onl J Vet Res., 22 (5):369-373, 2018. Authors describe clinical signs in rabbits infected by a highly virulent isolate of S. typhimurium. Ten mixed breed rabbits were drenched orally with 5 ml suspension of 5×109 CFU S. typhimurium from diarrheic and non-diarrheic dogs. Five controls were drenched orally 5 ml saline. Mean body temperatures increased 24 h after inoculation with diarrhea with or without blood or mucus, congestion of mucous membrane and dehydration of varying severity. S. typhimurium was a main source of diarrhea complicated by dehydration.
Key words: S. typhimurium, rabbits, clinical signs.