Thesis / Dissertation

The epidemiology of Salmonella spp. tranmission in chicken meat

Helen Crabb, James Gilkerson (ed.), Joanne Devlin (ed.), Joanne Allen (ed.), Mark Stevenson (ed.), Simon Firestone (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

A longitudinal study was conducted between January 2013 and September 2014 in a vertically integrated chicken meat enterprise under commercial farming conditions. Using methods routinely used for Salmonella surveillance in poultry production systems, environmental sampling was conducted in two generations (parent and broiler) at multiple locations within the production system. Data was collected on all product movements during the study period and social network analysis was used to describe product movements and identify locations for the potential introduction and dissemination of Salmonella spp. and targets for enhanced surveillance and intervention. Of the 4,219 samples collected thirty ..

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