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Detection of Arcobacter in Feces of Healthy Chickens in Osogbo, Nigeria

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Isolation of arcobacters in foods, with the highest prevalence reported in poultry, has underscored its importance as a potential food safety problem in recent years. To estimate its prevalence in live birds, fresh stool samples from healthy chickens were screened by enrichment and plating on Arcobacter selective medium containing cefoperazone, amphotericin B, and teicoplanin. Of 150 fecal samples, only 2 (1.3%) yielded Arcobacter. Species were identified with fluorescence resonance energy transfer PCR. Isolate no. 21 from a local flock shared 99% identity with the complete genome of A. butzleri RM4018 (CP000361.1). Isolate no. 4 from a layer hen shared 100% identity with a partial 16S rRNA gene sequence of A. cryaerophilus (EF064151.1). The low prevalence of Arcobacter in the fecal samples of healthy chickens concurs with earlier studies suggesting that Arcobacter appears to be a transient colonizer of poultry intestines and therefore might not be the major source of chicken carcass contamination.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-10-231

Affiliations: 1: Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osogbo, Nigeria;, Email: yoadesiji@lautech.edu.ng 2: Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, University of Lagos, Nigeria 3: Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Faculty of Science, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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