Chronic carriage of multidrug resistant Salmonella typhimurium in a cat

P. G. Wall*, S. Davis, John Threlfall, L. R. Ward, A. J. Ewbank

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Gastroenteritis caused by a multidrug‐resistant Salmonella typhimurium was diagnosed in a 12‐week‐old kitten. Although the kitten recovered from the acute episode after seven days, it continued to shed salmonella in its faeces for a further 12 weeks. Carriage was finally cleared by administering a 14‐day course of treatment with parenteral enrofloxacin. The public health implications of an infection and subsequent carriage in a cat of a salmonella strain known to cause illness in humans is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995

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