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Title: Simultaneous occurrence of Salmonella arizonae in a sulfur crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) and iguanas
Authors: Orós, J. 
Rodríguez, J. L.
Fernández, A. 
Herráez, P. 
Espinosa De Los Monteros Y Zayas, Antonio 
Jacobson, E. R.
Keywords: Typhimurium Agglutinins
Bird Sera
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: 0005-2086
Journal: Avian diseases 
Abstract: A case of fatal hepatitis in a captive sulfur crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) in which Salmonella arizonae was microbiologically and immunohistochemically detected is described. The death of the cockatoo was closely related to the arrival of a group of 10 green iguanas (Iguana iguana) at a pet shop, and no previous clinical signs were observed in die cockatoo. The most important lesion observed at necropsy of the cockatoo was a multifocal necrotic hepatitis. Salmonella arizonae was isolated from the liver of the cockatoo and was detected immunohistochemically mainly around die edges of necrotic foci. Four iguanas died 3 days later showing a severe enteritis, and Salmonella arizonae was isolated from these lesions. The importance of quarantine and, because of pathogens such as Salmonella, the need to house reptiles at a distance from avian species, mainly psittacids, are reinforced. This is the first report of Salmonella arizonae infection in a cockatoo.
ISSN: 0005-2086
DOI: 10.2307/1592723
Source: Avian Diseases[ISSN 0005-2086],v. 42, p. 818-823
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