Necrotizing hepatitis associated with enteric salmonellosis in an alpaca.

TitleNecrotizing hepatitis associated with enteric salmonellosis in an alpaca.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSaulez MN, Cebra CK, Valentine BA
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Volume45
Issue4
Pagination321-3
Date Published2004 Apr
ISSN0008-5286
KeywordsAnimals, Camelids, New World, Diagnosis, Differential, Feces, Female, Hepatitis, Animal, Liver, Salmonella Infections, Animal, Salmonella typhimurium
Abstract

Salmonella typhimurium was isolated from the feces of an alpaca suffering anorexia and weight loss. Multifocal necrotizing and suppurative hepatitis consistent with bacterial infection was found in the liver biopsies. Enteric salmonellosis may be associated with milder physical and clinicopathological changes in camelids than in other large animal species.

Alternate JournalCan. Vet. J.