Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2003
Publication Date: 5/20/2004
Citation: Hurd, H.S. 2004. Salmonellosis in livestock. In: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. p. 297-299.
Technical Abstract: This short review presents a summary of current knowledge regarding the epidemiology of Salmonella in livestock, cattle, swine, and poultry. In summary, salmonella in livestock is a chronic problem. There are many sources of infection, many reservoirs, and many infection motifs. It will take constant effort throughout the food production and processing and consumption system to continue the reductions in carcass contamination and human illness rates currently being achieved.