Usually associated, in both cats and dogs, with concurrent enteric infections or immunosuppression.
Serotypes isolated are mostly S. typhimurium, but reflect local conditions and include whichever serotypes dominate at the time.
Clinical syndromes include:
- acute and chronic gastroenteritis
- pyrexic episodes lasting several days
- fading puppies or kittens.
Severe infection may result in:
Transient bacteraemias sometimes result in abscess formation in organs such as the liver, lung, spleen, lymph nodes or bone marrow.
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