Observations on Salmonella contamination of commercial duck farms before and after cleaning and disinfection

Francesca Martelli*, Rebecca J. Gosling, Rebecca Callaby, Rob Davies

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Abstract

In the European Union, statutory control of Salmonella is in place in the chicken and turkey sectors, but not in the duck sector. In this study, 14 Salmonella-positive duck farms were sampled before and after cleaning and disinfection, and once the houses had been restocked with a new flock. The cleaning and disinfection programmes used were subdivided into two main categories: ones in which a final formaldehyde disinfection step was included (1) and ones in which it was not included (2). Several types of samples were collected during the study, and faecal samples were those more frequently positive (62% of faecal samples were positive for Salmonella in comparison to 2-23% of samples from all the other sample categories) (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-137
Number of pages7
JournalAvian Pathology
Volume46
Issue number2
Early online date5 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Ducks
  • Salmonella
  • cleaning and disinfection
  • formaldehyde
  • farms
  • POULTRY UNITS
  • HOUSES
  • ENTERITIDIS
  • PERSISTENCE
  • FLOCKS

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