South Asian Journal of Parasitology 2020-01-11T09:03:14+00:00 South Asian Journal of Parasitology Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>South Asian Journal of Parasitology</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/SAJP/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>)&nbsp;all areas of basic and applied parasitology.</p> Ascaridia galli Protect Salmonella typhimurium from Antibiotics 2020-01-11T09:03:14+00:00 E. I. Sop Foka J. Yondo B. Katte C. N. Noumedem Anangmo Mpoame Mbida <p><strong>Background</strong><strong>: </strong><em>Salmonella</em> bacteria and <em>A. galli</em> worms cause serious illness, pathological defects and economic losses even in modern poultry production systems. This study was undertaken to elucidate the antibiotic sensitivity of <em>Salmonella</em> <em>typhimurium</em> when associated to <em>A. galli</em>.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods</strong><strong>:</strong> <em>Salmonella</em> <em>typhimurium</em> LT<sub>2 </sub>was incubated <em>in vitro</em> in the presence and in the absence of <em>A. galli, </em>with three antibiotics: amoxicillin, cefepime and chloramphenicol.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong><strong>:</strong> In the presence of <em>A. galli</em> worm the antibiotics showed a significant reduction in the ability to inhibit <em>Salmonella</em> <em>typhimurium</em> growth. Treatment of salmonellosis becomes less efficient when the bacteria are associated with <em>A. galli </em>worm<em>.</em></p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong><em>A. galli</em> may somehow protect the bacteria from the antibiotics through unknown mechanisms. However, further work is necessary to evaluate the mechanisms involved in the protection of <em>A. galli.</em></p> 2020-01-11T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##