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Presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in Wild Small Mammals on Organic Farms

Meerburg, B.G.; Jacobs-Reitsma, W.F.; Wagenaar, J.A. and Kijlstra, A. (2006) Presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in Wild Small Mammals on Organic Farms. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 72 (1), pp. 960-962.

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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 & Research (WUR) > Animal Sciences Group ASG
European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 4: Livestock production systems
Deposited By: Meerburg, Dr. B.G.
ID Code:10062
Deposited On:26 Nov 2006
Last Modified:15 Jul 2014 10:58
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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