Use of citrate adonitol agar as a selective medium for the isolation of Escherichia fergusonii from a captive reindeer herd

Geoffrey Foster, Judith Evans, Morten Tryland, Simon Hollamby, Isabel MacArthur, Emma Gordon, Jane Harley, Katja Voigt

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Escherichia fergusonii is an emerging potentially zoonotic organism which has been recovered from a broad range of human and animal sources. Efforts to recover E. fergusonii from mixed flora hitherto however have been constrained by the lack of a suitable selective medium for its isolation. This paper reports for the first time the recovery of E. fergusonii from reindeer carcases in a wildlife park and the use of citrate adonitol agar to selectively screen for the presence of this organism in faecal samples from further animals in the park, and reindeer in their natural habitat in Norway. 0 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-486
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2010

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