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March 28, 2013

Salmonella needs poultry industry’s constant attention

Salmonella Enteritidis is a major problem in the egg industry worldwide due to the public health significance of the vertically transmitted pathogen. Studies conducted in Columbia in conjunction with the South East Poultry Research Laboratory demonstrated concurrent infection with Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Gallinarum. Twenty-five percent of the 140 samples from commercial farms yielded Salmonella. Approximately 71% of the liver and spleen pools yielded Group D Salmonella. It is considered significant that only 3% of drag swabs yielded Salmonella. The relative insensitivity of this sampling technique has been noted in the US under field conditions.  Read More

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