Table 1

Prevalence of Salmonella and oxyurids in the different species of tortoises farmed in southern Italy
Tortoise species No. examined Salmonella spp. Oxyurids Correlation
no. positives % 95% CI no. positives % 95% CI EPGa Rho =0.499 P = 0.000
T. hermanni 30 16 53.3 34.6 - 71.2 25 83.3 64.5 – 93.7 2462
T. marginata 13 7 53.8 26.1 - 79.6 10 76.9 46.0 – 93.8 4735
T. graeca 7 3 42.9 11.8 - 79.8 6 85.7 42.0 – 99.2 3756
T. horsfieldii 2 0 - - 2 100.0 19.8 – 95.1 664
G. carbonaria 1 0 - - 0 - - 0
Total 53 26 49.1 35.2 - 63.0 43 81.1 67.6 – 90.1 2323

a EPG = eggs per gram of faeces (calculated as mean for the positive values).

Dipineto et al.

Dipineto et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:69   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-69

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