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14. Detection of Salmonella species in chicken carcasses using genus specific primer belong to invA gene in Sohag city, Egypt - Nahed Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz

Veterinary World, 9(10): 1125-1128



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.1125-1128



Nahed Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz: Department of Food Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sohag University, Naser Street, Sohag, Egypt;


Received: 04-05-2016, Accepted: 18-08-2016, Published online: 22-10-2016


Corresponding author: Nahed Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, e-mail:

Citation: Abdel-Aziz NM (2016) Detection of Salmonella species in chicken carcasses using genus specific primer belong to invA gene in Sohag city, Egypt, Veterinary World, 9(10): 1125-1128.

Aim: This study aimed to detect Salmonella species found as contaminants in chicken carcass (thigh, breast, wings, liver, and gizzard).

Materials and Methods: A total of 75 chicken samples including thigh, breast, wings, liver, and gizzard (15 of each) were collected from different markets in Sohag city for detection of Salmonella species by culture methods, biochemical tests, serology, and polymerase chain reaction.

Results: The overall incidence of Salmonella contamination of 75 examined samples was found to be 6.6% with the higher percentage of Salmonella being isolated from liver samples (13.3%) followed by thigh, wings, gizzard (6.6%) while breast show negative result.

Conclusion: Results in this study indicate that contamination of chicken carcass with Salmonella needs strict hygienic measures to prevent their transmission to human.

Keywords: chicken carcass, invA gene, Salmonella spp.

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