Unilateral epididymitis associated with salmonella bacteremia in a dog

Pérez, Cristina; Whitacre, Michael D.; Thakur, Siddhartha; Keelara, Shivaramu; Fauls, Megan; Breitschwerdt, Edward B. (2012). Unilateral epididymitis associated with salmonella bacteremia in a dog. Clinical Theriogenology, 4(1), pp. 61-65. Society for Theriogenology

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This report describes the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of a dog with unilateral epididymitis associated with Salmonella spp. bacteremia. Fever and an enlarged and painful testicle were the main clinical signs that resulted in referral for diagnostic evaluation. Unilateral septic epididymitis was diagnosed via ultrasonography of the genitourinary tract and aerobic culture of scrotal fluid, urine and blood, which yielded heavy growth of Salmonella spp. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) confirmed the presence of Salmonella javiana. Following antibiotic therapy there was total resolution of
clinical signs, and no Salmonella was isolated from a post-treatment urine culture. The source of infection was unknown, however an environmental exposure was suspected. Although infrequent, infection with Salmonella spp. should be included in the differential diagnosis of canine epididymitis.
Given the major zoonotic importance of salmonellosis, and to prevent re-infection after treatment, the source of the infection should be investigated and eliminated, if possible.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Pérez Vera, Cristina

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

Publisher:

Society for Theriogenology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Cristina Pérez Vera

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2014 18:06

Last Modified:

09 Jan 2015 08:16

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.40378

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40378

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