Campylobacter-like organisms isolated from gastric mucosa of ferrets

Am J Vet Res. 1986 Feb;47(2):236-9.


Campylobacter-like organisms (CLO) were isolated from gastric lesions in 1 ferret and gastric mucosa of 2 healthy ferrets. The organism was not isolated from biopsies of gastric mucosa of 14 other healthy ferrets, 1 of which had small gastric lesions located at the pylorus. Lesions from which CLO were isolated were located in the antrum of 1 ferret and were classified as inflammation with repair. Affected gastric tissue was highly vascularized with fibrous connective tissue surrounding irregularly shaped glands. Necrosis and ulceration of adjacent mucosa also were observed. Using Warthin-Starry stain, Campylobacter-like organisms were seen on and in the glandular epithelium of the ferret with gastric lesions from which CLO were isolated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Diseases / microbiology*
  • Animals
  • Campylobacter / growth & development
  • Campylobacter / isolation & purification
  • Campylobacter / ultrastructure
  • Campylobacter Infections / microbiology
  • Campylobacter Infections / veterinary*
  • Carnivora / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Ferrets / microbiology*
  • Gastric Mucosa / microbiology*
  • Microscopy, Electron