Prevalence of Salmonella spp in finishing swine in Canada

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1997
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Letellier, A.
Messier, S.
Quessy, S.
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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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Meat and meat products play a major role in the transmission of some zoonotic diseases. Carriers animals are an important component in the epidemiology of Salmonella. These animals shed Salmonella and may contribute to contaminate environment, instruments and eventually meat in abattoirs. Given the failure of post-harvest measures to control these pathogens, efforts are now being made to control microbial pathogens at the farm-level. Nevertheless, evaluating farm-level control options requires knowledge of basic data such as prevalence and distribution of pathogens in animals and herds. This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of Salmonella spp. in finishing swine at slaugtherhouses in Canada and to evaluate the distribution of this pathogen among different herds.

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