A 5 yr old, 54-day-pregnant whippet presented for hyperthermia, lethargy, and spontaneous abortion of multiple fetuses. Blood work and clinical signs raised concern for uterine sepsis; therefore, the dog underwent an emergency ovariohysterectomy. Blood and uterine samples cultured a Salmonella species. Following ovariohysterectomy and oral antibiotic therapy, the dog had no further systemic signs. Repeat blood cultures and Salmonella testing were negative. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a Salmonella species causing bacteremia in conjunction with late-term abortion in a dog.

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