Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica infections in eastern great egrets (Ardea alba modesta)

  • Jeong, Hansol ;
  • Shin, Geewook ;
  • Yi, Seungwon ;
  • Kim, Eunju ;
  • Lee, Haebeom ;
  • Yang, Myeon-Sik ;
  • Lim, Chae-Woong ;
  • Kim, Bumseok
  • Received : 2016.02.11
  • Accepted : 2016.05.23
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Five eastern great egrets with a history of ataxia, wry neck, and wet feathers were submitted to the Veterinary Diagnostic Center for pathologic examination. Slightly enlarged livers with diffuse white-grayish nodules were observed. Microscopically, the hepatic and lung parenchyma contained granulomatous lesions consisting of central necrosis. Some hearts showed myofiber necrosis with infiltration of histiocytes and heterophils. Partial 16SrRNA and gyrB gene sequences of all isolates showed high similarities (99-100%) to those of Salmonella (S.) enterica subsp. enterica. Based on pathological and molecular biological results, S. enterica subsp. enterica systemic infections were diagnosed in eastern great egrets of Korea.




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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (IPET)