Colibacillosis in a New Zealand white rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

  • Melissa Saravia Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile
  • Cristopher Segovia Faculty of Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Katherinne Valderrama Faculty of Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Javier Santander Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile
Keywords: Rabbit, Escherichia coli, colibacillosis, New Zealand

Abstract

Colibacillosis is a disease caused by Escherichia coli in a variety of animals, including humans. Rabbit colibacillosis is infrequent or with an incipient description in Chile. Here, we describe an E. coli case in a white New Zealand rabbit at an animal facility in Santiago, Chile. Necropsy, histology, bacteriology, and 16S sequencing indicated an E. coli systemic infection. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that this E. coli J305 isolate is closely related to Shigella spp.

Author Biographies

Melissa Saravia, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile
Attending Veterinarian, Animal Facility, Universidad Mayor
Cristopher Segovia, Faculty of Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
PhD(c), Integrative Genomics and Bioinformatics
Javier Santander, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile
Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Adjunct Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile
Published
2017-02-28
How to Cite
1.
Saravia M, Segovia C, Valderrama K, Santander J (2017) Colibacillosis in a New Zealand white rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). J Infect Dev Ctries 11:203-206. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8807
Section
Case Reports