The Prevalence of Campylobacter spp. and Occurrence of Virulence Genes Isolated from Dogs
Marek Selwet, Tomasz Cłapa, Mariola Galbas, Ryszard Słomski, Filip Porzucek Pol J Microbiol 2015; 64 (1): ICID: 1148779 Article type: Review article IC™ Value: 8.00
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This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of <em>Campylobacter</em> spp. isolated from dogs’ faecal samples. From June 2012 to June 2013, a total of 210 faecal samples from pet dogs living in different kennels (n = 210) were collected by the owners in Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poznań District, Poland. The study revealed that 105 out of 210 faecal samples (50%) contained <em>Campylobacter</em>. The highest prevalence of <em>Campylobacter</em> spp. occurred in spring (81%), followed by winter (64%). The <em>cad</em>F gene was found in 100% of the isolates tested. The occurrence of the other genes was variable. The isolates from young dogs were characterised by higher occurrence of virulence genes.