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A survey of enteric organisms detected by real‐time PCR assay in faeces of dogs in Western Australia

Kim, M.W., Sharp, C.R.ORCID: 0000-0002-1797-9783, Boyd, C.J.ORCID: 0000-0003-1361-2148 and Twomey, L.N. (2021) A survey of enteric organisms detected by real‐time PCR assay in faeces of dogs in Western Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal . Early View.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.13101
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Abstract

This retrospective observational study reports the enteric organisms detected in dogs in Western Australia that had a faecal PCR (fPCR) submitted to a commercial veterinary laboratory. Of 2025 fPCR results, Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin gene was most frequently detected (87.2%), followed by Campylobacter spp. (37.8%), canine parvovirus (10.5%), Giardia spp. (9.7%), Salmonella spp. (7.0%), canine enteric coronavirus (2.3%), and canine distemper virus (0.3%). C.perfringens alpha toxin gene and Campylobacter spp. were the most common organisms co-detected. There was no statistically significant seasonal variation. Further studies are required to elucidate the role these organisms play in gastrointestinal disease in dogs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Veterinary Medicine
Centre for Climate-Impacted Terrestrial Ecosystems
Harry Butler Institute
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2021 Australian Veterinary Association.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/61478
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