2. SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM RECOVERED FROM VISCERAL ORGANS OF EMU by MUKESH K. KHYALIA1, VIKAS KHICHAR2, VIJAYATA3, SWATI RUHIL4 AND K.S. PRAJAPATI5
The present Investigation was conducted to study the prevalence of Salmonella spp. in various emu farms of Anand, Gujarat and deals with isolation, phenotypic characterization and evolution of antimicrobial efficacy against Salmonella typhimurium isolates recovered from various visceral organs of emu birds. A total of 50 samples were collected from dead emu birds to investigate Salmonella spp. and among them just three samples (6%) were recognized as Salmonella spp. by cultural and biochemical Properties and all were further confirmed as Salmonella typhimurium by serotyping. Total Seven antibiotics were tested for their efficacy against these isolates. All three isolates were found resistant to Penicillin. This is the first report on the isolation, identification and serotyping of Salmonella typhimurium from emu farms in Gujarat, India.
KEY WORDS: Emu, Salmonella typhimurium, Antibiogram.