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Table 1 The prevalence of Salmonella spp. in apparently healthy dogs and variables included in the study

From: Dogs as a source of Salmonella spp. in apparently healthy dogs in the Valencia Region. Could it be related with intestinal lactic acid bacteria?

Variable Categories No. of Dogs (%) No. positive for Salmonella spp. Salmonella Serotype (n) X2 (p-value)
Dog population Households 85 (26.2) 1 S. Mikawasima (1) 1.86 (0.39)
Animal shelters 84 (25.8) 3 S. Havana (3)
Hunting kennels 156 (48) 2 S. Mikawasima (1) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1)
Gender Males 140 (43.1) 3 S. Mikawasima (1) S. Havana (1) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1) 0.12 (0.73)
Females 185 (56.9) 3 S. Mikawasima (1) S. Havana (2)
Age Puppies 49 (15.1) 2 S. Havana (2) 1.59 (0.21)
Adults 276 (84.9) 4 S. Mikawasima (2) S. Havana (1) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1)
Diet Commercial 196 (60.3) 3 S. Havana (3) 0.27 (0.60)
Home prepared 129 (39.7) 3 S. Mikawasima (2) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1)
Raw food consumption Yes 36 (11.1) 4 S. Havana (3) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1) 19.18 (< 0.01)*
No 289 (88.9) 2 S. Mikawasima (2)
Source of water Bottled water 11 (3.4) 0 0.24 (0.89)
Running water 269 (82.2) 5 S. Mikawasima (1) S. Havana (3) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1)
Well water 45 (13.8) 1 S. Mikawasima (1)
Contact with wild animals Yes 178 (54.8) 2 S. Mikawasima (1) Monophasic S. Typhimurium (1) 1.13 (0.29)
No 147 (45.2) 4 S. Mikawasima (1) S. Havana (3)
Overall   325 (100) 6   
  1. *p value ≤0.01 was considered significant