Advances in Life Science and Biotechnology

Isolation and characterization of Salmonella spp. from chicken by using enrichment and selective media


B. Ganesan, R. Rajesh, R. Anandan and N. Dhandapani

The present study was done for characterization and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of the Salmonella spp. found as contaminants in chicken carcass. The overall incidence of Salmonella contamination of poultry carcass was found to be 4.90% with the higher percentage of Salmonella being isolated from chicken meat (8.00%) followed by liver and spleen (6.25%). The isolates were identified as Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Paratyphi B and Salmonella (Rough). Eight Salmonella isolates obtained from poultry were confirmed as Salmonella spp. according to their biochemical profile and their sensitivity to different antimicrobial agents. Amikacin, kanamycin and ciprofloxacin were found to be the most effective antibiotics against Salmonella spp.


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