International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part J (2016)
Isolation and identification of Salmonella enterica from Japanese quail in India
Salmonellosis is a major public health problem affecting both livestock and human. Necropsy was carried out in 40 eight day old Japanese quail chicks at Poultry Disease Diagnosis and Surveillance Laboratory, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu. Heart blood swabs and tissue samples were collected and subjected for bacterial isolation. The bacteria isolated from the samples showed the typical colony characteristics, morphological features and confirmed by standard biochemical tests. The in vitro antibiotic sensitivity test with different antibiotic discs was carried out to assess the sensitivity pattern of the bacterial isolate. The isolate was confirmed as Salmonella enterica based on the culture and biochemical tests. The in vitro antibiotic sensitivity test indicated that the bacterium was sensitive to Cefotaxime and fluoroquinolones and resistant to Gentamicin, Erythromycin, Neomycin, Oxytetracycline, Penicillin G and Tylosin. The isolation of Salmonella enterica from the internal organs of Japanese quail reveals the zoonotic importance of the organism and concern on food borne illness.
How to cite this article:
Shanmugasundaram Udhayavel, Tippichettypalayam Ramasamy Gopala Krishna Murthy, Vasudevan Gowthaman, Kandasamy Senthilvel, Ganesan Suresh Kumar. Isolation and identification of Salmonella enterica from Japanese quail in India. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):645-647.