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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Connection Between Salmonella, Swine, and Food Safety

item Cray, Paula

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 5, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The ubiquitous nature of Salmonella and propensity for transmission between man and animals makes it a likely candidate for inclusion in food safety programs. In addition to the human concerns, salmonellosis is associated with disease in swine. Prevalence in swine herds is estimated to be 6.2% with Salmonella isolated from approximately 38% of the herds. Impacting salmonellosis in swine is the carrier animal which intermittently sheds th organism possibly infecting other pigs in the population. Ultimately, control of the disease will be confined to the farm environment. Institution of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles, improved diagnostic tests, modification of management strategies, rodent control, and use of early weaning techniques may be useful in control of this disease.

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