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A longitudinal observational study of Salmonella shedding patterns by commercial turkeys during rearing and fattening, showing limitations of some control measures

Morris, VK, Carrique-Mas, JJ, Mueller-Doblies, D, Davies, RH, Wales, Andrew and Allen, VM (2015) A longitudinal observational study of Salmonella shedding patterns by commercial turkeys during rearing and fattening, showing limitations of some control measures British Poultry Science, 56 (1). pp. 48-57.

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Abstract

The onset and progression of Salmonella infections was investigated in commercial turkey flocks from placement at 1 d old until slaughter in “brood and move” systems using a longitudinal observational approach based on faeces and environmental sampling with subsequent culture of Salmonella. Persistent Salmonella Newport contamination was found within rearing houses and on their external concrete aprons after cleaning and disinfection between crops of heavily shedding young birds. Salmonella shedding was often detected by 5 d of age and the frequency of positive samples peaked at 14–35 d. Thereafter Salmonella isolations declined, especially in the later (fattening) stages. Samples were still Salmonella-positive at low prevalence in half of the intensively sampled houses at slaughter age. A number of management interventions to combat Salmonella infection of flocks, including sourcing policy, competitive exclusion cultures and cleaning and disinfection, were inadequate to prevent flock infection, although improved disinfection on one unit was associated with a delay in the onset of flock infection.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Morris, VKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Carrique-Mas, JJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mueller-Doblies, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Davies, RHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wales, Andrewaw0051@surrey.ac.uk0000-0002-8657-3007
Allen, VMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 5 February 2015
Identification Number : 10.1080/00071668.2014.991273
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Poultry Science on 5 February 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00071668.2014.991273
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 18 Oct 2017 16:59
Last Modified : 24 Oct 2017 12:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842577

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