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Research Project: Production and Processing Intervention Strategies for Poultry Associated Foodborne Pathogens

Location: Poultry Microbiological Safety & Processing Research

Title: Seeder bird production following inoculation with Campylobacter and Salmonella through various body openings

Author
item Cox, Nelson - Nac
item Cosby, Douglas
item Berrang, Mark
item Hinton, Jr, Arthur
item HARRISON, MARK - University Of Georgia

Submitted to: International Poultry Scientific Forum
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/27/2017
Publication Date: 1/29/2018
Citation: Cox Jr, N.A., Cosby, D.E., Berrang, M.E., Hinton Jr, A., Harrison, M.A. 2018. Seeder bird production following inoculation with Campylobacter and Salmonella through various body openings [sbstract]. International Poultry Scientific Forum. 97(E.Suppl.1):335.

Interpretive Summary: none

Technical Abstract: Young chicks have an immature gut microflora and as such are susceptible to colonization by bacteria such as Campylobacter and Salmonella. This study demonstrates that these bacteria can enter the young birds body through many body openings and produce heavily contaminated seeder birds. These birds will then spread human foodborne enteropathogens to many other animals in the commercial chicken house.