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Zoonotic Risks of Rodents in Livestock Production

Meerburg, Dr BG (2006) Zoonotic Risks of Rodents in Livestock Production. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Medicine. Muisketier, Wageningen.

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Summary

Besides economic losses through spoilage of feed or structural damage, rodent presence on
livestock farms can have serious consequences for public and animal health. Direct contact
between humans and rodents can be a way of pathogen transmission, but rodents can also
transfer (zoonotic) pathogens via livestock to consumers of livestock products. As prevention of food safety hazards is a priority throughout the food chain, the main aim of the work presented in this thesis was to obtain a better understanding of the risk of on-farm rodent presence in the Netherlands.


EPrint Type:Thesis
Thesis Type:Ph.D. Thesis
Keywords:Rodents, rodent control, zoonosis, food safety, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Toxoplasma, health risks, farming
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Country reports > Netherlands
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Food systems > Produce chain management
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR > Animal Sciences Group ASG
Deposited By: Meerburg, Dr. B.G.
ID Code:10060
Deposited On:26 Nov 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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