Journal article

Spatial Distribution of Salmonella enterica in Poultry Shed Environments Observed by Intensive Longitudinal Environmental Sampling

Helen K Crabb, Joanne Lee Allen, Joanne Maree Devlin, Cohn Reginald Wilks, James Rudkin Gilkerson

Applied and Environmental Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2019


Detection of salmonellae within poultry environments is an important component of many food safety programs, but sampling approaches vary greatly and may not enable the detection of salmonellae when bacteria are present at a low prevalence or concentration. Intensive longitudinal sampling within caged sheds enabled us to undertake a longitudinal analysis of the spatial distribution of salmonellae in caged shed environments. Both the number of samples collected and location of sample collection within a poultry shed were important to ensure the best chance of detecting Salmonella spp. Differences in the within-shed spatial distribution of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhim..

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