Food Safety

The effect of bacteriophage treatment to reduce the rapid dissemination of Salmonella typhimurium in pigs

Authors
  • N. Lee (Iowa State University)
  • D.L. Hank Harris (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Bacteriophage treatment significantly reduced the rapid dissemination of Salmonella typhimurium in tonsil and cecum, where the highest number of Salmonella was recovered in pigs experimentally infected with S. typhimurium. The rapid dissemination of Salmonella in market weight pigs prior to slaughter may pose a potential risk in contaminating pork products. Phage treatment should be considered as an intervention strategy to reduce the number of Salmonella in pigs.

Keywords: ASL R692

How to Cite:

Lee, N. & Harris, D. H., (2001) “The effect of bacteriophage treatment to reduce the rapid dissemination of Salmonella typhimurium in pigs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
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