Submitted to: Proceedings of Allen D Leman Swine Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/22/1996
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Salmonellae are ubiquitous in nature and have been associated with foodborne disease. Animals, including swine, are known carriers of Salmonella species. The serotypes most often associated with disease in swine are S. choleraesuis and S. typhimurium. On the farm, disease is often attributed to the carrier animal and both S. choleraesuis and S. typhimurium persistently infect swine. However, other serotypes have been recovered from swine and these serotypes may also pose a public health threat. While control of the disease may be best obtained through changes in management, use of antibiotics and vaccines may be warranted.