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Title: Recovery of Aeromonas hydrophila associated with bacteraemia in captive snakes
Authors: Orozova, Petya
Sirakov, Ivo
Petkov, Isoko
Crumlish, Margaret
Austin, Brian
Contact Email: margaret.crumlish@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Aeromonas hydrophila
captive snakes
bacteraemia
temperature stress
16S rRNA gene sequencing
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Citation: Orozova P, Sirakov I, Petkov I, Crumlish M & Austin B (2012) Recovery of Aeromonas hydrophila associated with bacteraemia in captive snakes, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 334 (1), pp. 22-26.
Abstract: Captive snakes, that is, a Jamaican boa (Epicrates subflavus) a yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) and a corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus guttatus), died with signs of bacteraemia including the presence of petechial haemorrhages in the mouth and gums and haemorrhages in the lung, spleen and intestines. The abdomen and anus were swollen with bloody-tinged mucus in the colon. Aeromonas hydrophila was recovered in dense virtually pure culture growth from the internal organs. Characterization of the isolates was by phenotyping and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene (sequence homology of 99% with A. hydrophila) with outputs confirming the identity as A. hydrophila. Pathogenicity experiments confirmed virulence to frogs (Rana esculenta) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19735
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2012.02613.x
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Affiliation: National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Institute, Sofia
National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Institute, Sofia
National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Institute, Sofia
Aquaculture
Aquaculture

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