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).