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Isolation of Arcobacter spp from poultry carcasses, in Brazil

Author(s): Oliveira Sérgio José de | Moraes Hamilton Luiz de Souza | Kuchenbecker Beatris Sonntag | Ikuta Nilo | Lunge Vagner | Fonseca André | Coiro José Rafael

Journal: Ciência Rural
ISSN 0103-8478

Volume: 31;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 639;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Arcobacter sp | Arcobacter butzleri | poultry carcasses

Fourty eight isolates of Arcobacter spp were obtained from 37 poultry carcasses, from abattoir, among 80 carcasses examined. Attempts for culturing were made from the skin and muscle, resulting on 25 positive cultures from muscle and 23 from skin. Classification was achieved by phenotypic characterization and PCR and multiplex PCR, resulting 41 samples of Arcobacter butzleri and 07 Arcobacter sp. This is the first report on the occurrence of Arcobacter in animal carcasses in Brazil.
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