A Randomised Controlled Trial To Reduce Salmonella Infection In Finisher Pigs

dc.contributor.author Cook, A.
dc.contributor.author Davies, Robert
dc.contributor.author Miller, A.
dc.contributor.author Gopal, R.
dc.contributor.author Byrne, C.
dc.contributor.author Heath, P.
dc.contributor.author Cousens, S.
dc.date 2018-08-13T19:16:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:19:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:19:48Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2003
dc.date.issued 2003-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Twenty-two finisher farms were randomly assigned to an intervention or a comparison group. The intervention group implemented a package of hygiene and biosecurity measures to reduce Salmonella infection, measured by culture of pooled pen faecal samples and use of the meat juice enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (MJ-ELISA). Data on hygiene and biosecurity practices were used to calculate compliance scores, which were significantly greater on intervention farms. Salmonella was isolated from 38% (95% confidence interval [ci] 22% - 53%) of pens on intervention farms and 42% (95% ci 27% - 58%) of pens on comparison farms. The prevalence of MJ-ELISA positive pigs on intervention farms was 40% (95% ci 26% - 58%) and 58% (95% ci 41% - 75%) on comparison farms. These differences were not statistically significant. The power of this study was reduced by a strong farm effect. The prevalence of infection amongst introduced pigs at the start of the finisher cycle had a significant impact upon overall pen prevalence.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1296
dc.identifier.contextkey 6021608
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-483
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dc.subject.disciplines Animal Diseases
dc.subject.disciplines Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
dc.subject.disciplines Epidemiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
dc.title A Randomised Controlled Trial To Reduce Salmonella Infection In Finisher Pigs
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