Salmonella – a head’s up

Many of our laboratories are reporting increased numbers of Salmonella isolates over the past month or more (from companion animals especially). MPI have advised us there is a cluster they are currently monitoring.

The increase is occurring nationwide, but of note is a higher than normal occurrence in dogs from the upper North Island. 

Serovars on the increase include:

· Salmonella Give

· Salmonella Agona

We recommend you culture faecal samples from dogs with diarrhoea (prior to instigating any indicated treatment).