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Reducing the risk of food borne pathogens (Campylobacter) in pre-slaughter pigs via short-time feeding with prebiotics

Jensen, A.N.; Hansen, L.L. and Baggesen, D.L. (2008) Reducing the risk of food borne pathogens (Campylobacter) in pre-slaughter pigs via short-time feeding with prebiotics. Poster at: Food Micro 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1-4 September.

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Summary

Reducing the presence of human pathogens like Campylobacter and Salmonella (zoonoses) in their animal hosts is important to enhance food safety of products of animal origin. Campylobacter is considered to be a commensal in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs due to its typically high prevalence. Consequently, it is difficult to control Campylobacter in pigs at farm level by usual hygienic measures, especially in open systems of organic pig production (Jensen et al 2006). However, another potential means to control pathogens is inclusion of non-digestible oligosaccharides (prebiotics) in the diet. For example, prebiotics proofed successful in control of the intestinal disease swine dysentery caused by the spirochaete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae (Molbak et al. 2007)


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:prebiotics; pathogens; campylobacter;pigs;
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > QEMP - Integrity and quality of organic meat and egg
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:14770
Deposited On:02 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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