Evaluation of the pathogenicity of strains of Plesiomonas shigelloides isolated in animals

Veterinarni Medicina 44, 1999, 161-164

In the years 1994-1997, 4 552 samples of sectional, clinical material and environment were examined for the presence of Plesiomonas shigelloides. In 55 cases (1.21%) P. shigelloides was isolated. 60% of the strains were isolated in relation to the decease or disease of the host animal. In 7 cases the pure culture of P. shigelloides was isolated. The hemolytic activity of the isolated strains was furthermore tested by means of the modified Camp-test. Positive result of the test was demonstrated in 38.5% of the strains, in most cases it corresponded with the decease or disease of the host animal

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