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Salmonella Infection Level in Danish Indoor and Outdoor Pig Production Systems measured by Antbodies in Meat Juice and Faecal Shedding on-farm and at Slaughter

Bonde, M. and Sørensen, J.T. (2007) Salmonella Infection Level in Danish Indoor and Outdoor Pig Production Systems measured by Antbodies in Meat Juice and Faecal Shedding on-farm and at Slaughter. In: “ANIMAL HEALTH, ANIMAL WELFARE AND BIOSECURITY” PROCEEDINGS, 2, pp. 729-734.

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Summary

The prevalence of Salmonella shedding was compared in 34 organic, conventional outdoor, and indoor pig herds. Individual faecal and meat juice samples from 30-50 pigs per herd were analysed for presence of Salmonella, and Salmonella antibodies, respectively. We found low levels of Salmonella shedding on farm and at slaughter in organic and conventional outdoor herds compared to indoor pigs. Overall 5,5 % of the pigs were seropositive. The serological test result was associated with Salmonella shedding at slaughter in pigs from conventional systems, but not in organic pigs. The duration of transport did not affect the risk of Salmonella shedding.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:fattening pig, production systems, Salmonella, faecal shedding, organic pigs
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 2: Effects of production methods
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Deposited By: Holme, Ms. Mette
ID Code:13728
Deposited On:16 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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