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Research Project: Evaluation of Management of Laying Hens and Housing Systems to Control Salmonella and Other Pathogenic Infections, Egg Contamination, and Product Quality

Location: ESQRU

Title: Foodborne Salmonella control

item HOFACRE, CHARLES - University Of Georgia
item SINGER, RANDALL - University Of Minnesota
item Gast, Richard

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2017
Publication Date: 3/15/2017
Citation: Hofacre, Charles, L., Randall Singer, and Richard K. Gast, 2017. Foodborne Salmonella control. In: A Practical Guide for Biosecurity in the Poultry Industry, 2nd edition. Jacksonville, FL. Robert L. Owen, ed., pp. 53-59.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Almost all of the paratyphoid Salmonella spp. are normal flora bacteria of the intestines of chickens and turkeys. They cohabit together and have a very comfortable living arrangement, causing little or no harm to one another and seldom attracting much attention from the birds’ defense systems. Therefore, reducing or eliminating these serovars of Salmonella from a host that often has no immunological knowledge of their presence can be quite difficult. There is no single method that is 100% effective for Salmonella control, reduction or eradication. One of the most consistently effective tools is vaccination of breeders. Vaccination with live vaccines for broilers can be effective for a particular broiler flock, but might be too expensive for use in all flocks. The most successful programs will be those that utilize as many of the intervention options as is economically possible. It should also be remembered that good control programs should include stringent biosecurity measures to reduce the input of pathogens into flocks.