Submitted to: American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2001
Publication Date: 3/2/2002
Citation: Bush, E.J., Cray, P.J., Gray, J.T., Patton, S. 2002. Prevalence of food-borne pathogens of swine from the nahms swine 2000 study. American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting. P. 327 - 328.
Technical Abstract: Ensuring high-quality, safe, wholesome products is a cooperative effort throughout the pork industry. Since pork safety begins on the farm, producers and practitioners play a critical role in providing safe pork products for U.S. and international consumers. USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) seeks to provide the pork industry with objective, national information regarding food-borne pathogens associated with swine. Besides providing basic epidemiological on-farm description of these pathogens, the information collected in the Swine 2000 study allows for description of secular trends and risk factor analysis.