Isolation and identification of Salmonella serotypes in poultry

  • Batool Kadhim Meteab Department of Pathology and Poultry Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq.
  • Alaa Abdul Aziz Abed Department of pathology and poultry diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq


 Our study was designed to investigate the prevailing serotypes of Salmonella in chickens and the rate of isolation of each serotype. Between 27 September 2014 and 15 February 2015, a total of 200 samples were collected from cloacal swabs and cecal contents from different sources and ages at Al-Diwaniyah Province. The bacterial culture was carried out by using different culture media such as Salmonella-Shigella agar (SS), Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate Agar (XLD) and Chrome agar Salmonella (CAS), the serotype was determined by confirmative bio-chemical essays using the Vitek-2 system. The current study was able to identify three serotypes as following: S. enteritidis, S. Paratyphi B and S. typhimurium with isolation rate of 10%, 6.5%, and 4.5% respectively.


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How to Cite
METEAB, Batool Kadhim; ABED, Alaa Abdul Aziz. Isolation and identification of Salmonella serotypes in poultry. Al-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, p. 75-80, june 2018. ISSN 2313-4429. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2018. doi: