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Title: Development of on-farm control measures for the reduction of Salmonellosis in slaughter pigs
Authors: Lynch, P Brendan
Leonard, N.
Egan, J.
Kozlowski, M.
Mannion, C.
Keywords: Salmonella control measures
On-farm control
Commercial pig units
Hygiene
Transport
Lairage
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland
Citation: P.B. Lynch, N. Leonard, J. Egan, M. Kozlowski, C. Mannion. Development of on-farm control measures for the reduction of Salmonellosis in slaughter pigs. Teagasc End of Project Report, 2007.
Series/Report no.: Teagasc End of Project Reports;
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess on-farm control measure for the reduction in the incidence of Salmonella on commercial pig units which were in Category 3 (high incidence) based on the slaughter-plant meat juice Elisa test under the national Salmonella control scheme. In Task 1, a survey was carried out on 86 pig units of known Salmonella status, 45 were in category 3 or high Category 2 (high incidence) and 41 were in Category 1 (low incidence). Information was collected on the physical facilities, location, ownership and management practices on these farms with a view to identifying risk factors associate with a high prevalence of Salmonellosis. Task 2 was the development (in conjunction with the farm owner/operator and his veterinary adviser) of control programmes for selected farms (n = 14). Farms were selected on the basis of being in Salmonella level Category 3 and the willingness of the operator to participate. Task 3 involved monitoring of the Salmonella incidence on the farms in Task 2 for a 24 month period. This involved collection of blood and faeces samples from pigs from each production stage on the unit at approximately 6-month intervals. Task 4 was an assessment of the costs to the pig industry (and individual producer) of measures associated with the Salmonella control programme. Task 5 was a study of the effect of hygiene, transport and lairage practices on Salmonella prevalence in slaughtered pigs.
Description: End-of-Project Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/433
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