Accession Number:

AD0636476

Title:

HUMAN ENTERIC PATHOGENS IN DOGS IN CENTRAL ALASKA: PART 2

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jul 1965-Mar 1966

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT AK

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A second years survey of Salmonella and related enteric pathogens in dogs in Fairbanks, Alaska, shows that house pets within the city have a much higher incidence rate than do other groups of dogs in the area. Nine different species of Salmonella and four related Enterobacteriaceae were recovered. During the two years of study, 20 species of Salmonella have been recovered. Consideration of factors that constitute a dogs environment indicates that acquisition and dissemination of these pathogens are directly related to the animals freedom of movement, particularly its access to refuse and garbage.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE