First isolation of Salmonella Duisburg from quail flock

  • Ozge Ardicli Bursa Uludag University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Serpil Kahya Demirbilek
  • Havva Kurnaz
  • Kamil Tayfun Carli
Keywords: Quail, Salmonella, Serotyping, S. Duisburg, Antibiotic susceptibility


The first isolation of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Duisburg (S. Duisburg) (4,12,[27]:d:e,n,z15) was presented in this case report. Internal organs and ileocecal parts of intestines were collected from quails at 20-day old age in the flock (total of 150 quails) located in South Marmara region of Turkey. Isolation was performed according to International Organization for Standardization Method 6579. Regarding the identification of Salmonella-suspected colonies, API 20E test strips and Phoenix 100 ID/AST system were used. Serotyping of the isolate was undertaken using the slide serum agglutination test. Minimum inhibitory concentration results showed that Salmonella isolate was susceptible to all the tested antimicrobials. Although the prominent species is chicken in poultry, quail breeding increases its importance and extensiveness. Therefore this study may be useful not only for current antibiotic practices in quail breeding but also for further studies on avian microbiology.