Meerburg, Dr BG; Jacobs-Reitsma, Dr WF; Wagenaar, Prof JA and Kijlstra, Prof A (2006) Presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in Wild Small Mammals on Organic Farms. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 72 (1), pp. 960-962.
The presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in rodents and insectivores (n = 282) was investigated on organic farms. Infections were encountered in house mice (8 of 83 Campylobacter positive and 1 of 83 Salmonella sp. strain Livingstone positive) and brown rats (1 of 8 Campylobacter positive) but not in other species. No shared Campylobacter genotypes were found between rodent and pig manure isolates. Effective on-farm rodent management is recommended.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||rodents, zoonosis, Salmonella, Campylobacter, organic farming, pig, poultry, food safety|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry|
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
|Research affiliation:|| Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR > Animal Sciences Group ASG|
European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 4: Livestock production systems
|Deposited By:||Meerburg, Dr. B.G.|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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