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Occurrence of antibiotic resistant Salmonella and Campylobacter in wild birds


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Mustaffa, Siti Sajidah and Abdul Aziz, Saleha and Abu, Jalila (2014) Occurrence of antibiotic resistant Salmonella and Campylobacter in wild birds. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 26 (1&2). pp. 17-19. ISSN 9128-2506

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Salmonella and Campylobacter are well recognised as important zoonotic foodborne pathogens. This study was undertaken to detect the occurrence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in a population of wild birds and to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of the isolates. A total of 68 fresh faecal samples were collected from wild birds in four areas (Bangi, Kepong, and two areas in Serdang). One (1.47%) faecal sample was positive for Salmonella spp. from a pigeon in Kepong and the isolate was resistant to erythromycin and tetracycline. Six (8.82%) faecal samples were positive for Campylobacter spp, three (50%) were from pigeons in Serdang and another three (50%) were pigeons from Kepong. All isolates were identified as Campylobacter jejuni and were resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (100%), followed by cefotaxime (83.3%), tetracycline (33.3%) and ampicillin (16.7%). The presence of antibiotic resistant Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in wild birds poses a public health risk because they may transmit these antibiotic resistant pathogens to farm animals and spread them in the environment


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary Association Malaysia
Keywords: Salmonella spp.; Campylobacter spp.; Antibiotic resistant; Wild birds
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 07:12
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 04:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2451
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