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Salmonellas from the cane toad, Bufo marinus

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O'Shea, P., Speare, R. and Thomas, A.D. (1990) Salmonellas from the cane toad, Bufo marinus. Australian Veterinary Journal, 67 (8). p. 310.


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1990.tb07808...

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Free-ranging B. marinus from various locations in Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory were killed and samples of their large intestinal contents cultured for salmonella. Nine species of Salmonella namely S. aberdeen (2 isolates), S. anatum (3), S. chester (1), S. enteritidis (1), S. hvittingfoss (1), S. lansing (1), S. mgulani (8), S. oronianburg (1) and S. virchow (3) were isolated from 19 (12.7%) of the 150 toads. Two toads each yielded 2 species, S. chester and S. mgulani in one and S. mgulani and S. oranianburg in the other. It is suggested that the cane toad has the potential to be a significant vector of salmonellas, as it progressively extends its range.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Amphibia; Bufo marinus; toads; salmonella.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary bacteriology
Live Archive:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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