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October 19, 2020

Utilizing on-farm testing key to helping processors understand S. Infantis loads

Using a range of testing methods for Salmonella Infantis can help broiler companies build a better picture of how effective interventions against the pathogen are performing.

With the USDA having lowered the acceptable baseline for Salmonella in plants, understanding the pathogen load of birds entering processing facilities is vital, said Chuck Hofacre, DVM, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group. That means taking samples on farms is critical as companies work to understand the success of vaccination and other interventions such as organic acids, probiotics and direct-fed microbials, he told Poultry Health Today. Read More