Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2017 , Vol 23 , Issue 2
First Isolation of Salmonella Hessarek from Sturnus vulgaris in Turkey: A Case Report
1Etlik Veteriner Kontrol Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, TR-06020 Etlik, Ankara - TURKEY
2Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, TR-15030 Burdur - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2016.16242 In this paper, the first isolation of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Hessarek (S. Hessarek) was reported from Sturnus vulgaris in Çorum, Turkey in 2010 and 2015. Eleven dead Sturnus vulgaris were necropsied, and S. Hessarek was isolated from seven of dead bird"s tissue samples. The automated ribotyping was performed for epidemiologic typing of the all seven S. Hessarek isolates. The number and relationship of bands obtained by ribotyping were analyzed with a similarity index by using the Dice coefficient and unweighted pair group method with mathematical averaging (UPGMA) in GelCompar TM software. The six isolates from 2015 were evaluated as closely related. But, the other isolate apart from them was unrelated. In conclusion, we thought that there were two unrelated S. Hessarek outbreaks in a studied region Keywords : Salmonella Hessarek, Sturnus vulgaris (Common Starling, European Starlings), Turkey, Wild birds