Occurrence of Salmonella in finishing pigs in South Brazil
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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.
Salmonellosis is a worldwide problem and causes zoonotic disease. In recent years pork gained increasing attention as a source of human salmonellosis. Other countries have increased the studies on Salmonella prevalence in pigs since Denmark conduct a successful program to control Salmonella in swine.