Detection of thermotolerant Campylobacter in ostriches (Struthio camelus) in Italy
Cuomo, Alessandra × Dipineto, Ludovico Santaniello, Antonio Matteoli, Gianluca Sarli, Teresa Vecchia, Domenico Della Fioretti, Alessandro Menna, Lucia Francesca #
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997) vol:174 issue:2 pages:439-41
During the period January 2004 to December 2005 four different ostrich farms were investigated to evaluate the presence of thermotolerant Campylobacter. A total of 150 ostriches were examined and all were found to be clinically healthy. Campylobacter spp. were isolated from 60/150 cloacal swabs. Among the isolates, 48 were identified as Campylobacter jejuni whereas the remainder were identified as Campylobacter coli. Campylobacter lari was not isolated. The ostriches, although apparently in a healthy body condition, can be considered, theoretically, as potential Campylobacter carriers.