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An epizootic infection of Citrobacter freundii in a guineapig colony: short communication.

Authors
  • Ocholi, R A
  • Chima, J C
  • Uche, E M
  • Oyetunde, I L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Laboratory animals
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1988
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
335–336
Identifiers
PMID: 3230869
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An epizootic infection of Citrobacter freundii in a guineapig colony is reported. From 1300 guineapigs maintained in a colony, a total of 115 guineapigs died. Lesions found postmortem were suggestive of acute pneumonia and enteritis. Citrobacter freundii was consistently isolated from necropsy specimens of lung, liver, spleen and intestines of the animals. The source of infection was not ascertained.

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