South Asian Journal of Parasitology <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> en-US (South Asian Journal of Parasitology) (South Asian Journal of Parasitology) Sat, 11 Jan 2020 08:56:02 +0000 OJS 60 Ascaridia galli Protect Salmonella typhimurium from Antibiotics <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> E. I. Sop Foka, J. Yondo, B. Katte, C. N. Noumedem Anangmo, Mpoame Mbida ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 11 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000