Salmonellosis in cattle: Advantages of being an experimental model

Luciana F. Costa, Tatiane A. Paixão, Renee M Tsolis, Andreas J Baumler, Renato L. Santos

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Salmonellosis is an important disease of cattle caused predominantly by Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhimurium (S. typhimurium) and Dublin (S. dublin). S typhimurium causes acute enteritis and exudative diarrhea in calves. In addition to enteric disease, S. dublin can cause systemic infections, and may cause abortion in pregnant cows. Calves are considered a relevant model for non-typhoidal salmonellosis in humans. Experimental oral infections or inoculation of ligated ileal loops in calves have been extensively studied recently. This article reviews relevant published results regarding bovine salmonellosis as a natural disease or as an animal model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Cattle
  • Dublin
  • Salmonella
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhimurium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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