Experimental rapid infection in market swine following exposure to a Salmonella contaminated environment
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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.
The objective of these experiments was to evaluate the possibility of swine becoming infected with Salmonella typhimurium from an environment contaminated with feces in a short time interval. Two experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, pigs were necropsied at 2 (n=10) and 6 (n=5) hours after continuous exposure to an environment contaminated with nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella typhimurium (χ4232).