ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

S.N. Shah , S.A. Kamil and S.A. Bhat
Division of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir,
Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar -190 006, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2011;5(2):1017-1018
© The Author(s). 2011
Received: 18/02/2011 | Accepted: 21/04/2011| Published: 31/10/2011

We evaluated the effectiveness of Xylose Desoxycholate agar (XLD) and Salmonella Shigella agar (SSA), MacConkey’s agar (MCA) and Brilliant Green Agar (BGA) for isolation of Salmonella Gallinarum. Among 500 dead broiler birds, 69 were positive for Salmonella Gallinarum using Selenite broth F and all plating media combined. XLD and SSA gave better results than BGA and Mac Conkey agar with less false positive colonies. The most effective isolation media was XLD agar, wherein Salmonella was identified in 39 (56.5%) of the 69 positive samples followed by   29 (42.0%) for SSA, 15 (21%) BGA and 7(10.0%) for MCA.


Salmonella Gallinarum, isolation, Birds

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