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AJVS. 2016; 50(1): 70-77


Isolation and PCR Characterisation of Thermophilic Campylobacter Species in Dogs Presented to Selected Veterinary Clinics in Jos, Nigeria

Solomon N. Karshima, Ahmadu A. Bobbo.




Abstract

Campylobacter species are responsible for majority of zoonotic food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide, posing more serious threats among the young, the aged and the immuno-compromised. This study determined infection rates and characterised Campylobacter species isolated from dogs presented to selected Veterinary clinics in Jos, Nigeria using a multiplex PCR. The study analyzed 341 faecal sample from 146 (42.8%) male and 195 (57.2%) female dogs, of which 81 were positive revealing an overall infection rate of 23.8%. Breed based infection rates showed significant variation (p

Key words: Isolation, characterisation, thermophilic Campylobacter, multiplex PCR, food-borne zoonosis






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