Pilot study on the prevalence of salmonella in slaughter pigs in Germany: II. Prevalence of transport time and waiting periods in the abattoirs

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1997
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Geue, L.
Käsbohrer, A.
Helmuth, R.
Blaha, T.
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International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork
Iowa State University Conferences and Symposia

The SafePork conference series began in 1996 to bring together international researchers, industry, and government agencies to discuss current Salmonella research and identify research needs pertaining to both pig and pork production. In subsequent years topics of research presented at these conferences expanded to include other chemical and biological hazards to pig and pork production.

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In a pilot study on the Salmonella prevalence in slaughter pigs of German origin, 12,000 pigs were investigated by standard cultural, immunological and molecular biological methods. A total of 752 batches of slaughter pigs from seven abattoirs distributed all over Germany were included in the study. The Salmonella prevalence was determined in the batches which often comprised pigs from individual finishing farms.

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