Publication Date

January 2001

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Salmonella sp. in pigs slaughtered in Rio Grande do Sui, Brazil. Mesenteric lymph nodes and intestine sections were sampled from 300 clinically healthy swine, at three different pork-slaughtering plants. Salmonella sp. was isolated in at least one of the samples collected in 167 animals, resulting in a prevalence of 55.66% (C.I 50.04 - 61.28). Twenty-six different Salmonella serovars were identified, being Typhimurium the most prevalent (24.3%), followed by Agona (19.9%), Derby (13.2%), and Bredney (12%). This results point the importance of implementing Salmonella control strategies in the south of Brazil.

Book Title

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Salmonella and other Food Borne Pathogens in Pork

Pages

189-191

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-1098

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Prevalence of Salmonella sp. in slaughtered pigs in Rio Grande Do Sui, Brazil

Leipzig, Germany

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Salmonella sp. in pigs slaughtered in Rio Grande do Sui, Brazil. Mesenteric lymph nodes and intestine sections were sampled from 300 clinically healthy swine, at three different pork-slaughtering plants. Salmonella sp. was isolated in at least one of the samples collected in 167 animals, resulting in a prevalence of 55.66% (C.I 50.04 - 61.28). Twenty-six different Salmonella serovars were identified, being Typhimurium the most prevalent (24.3%), followed by Agona (19.9%), Derby (13.2%), and Bredney (12%). This results point the importance of implementing Salmonella control strategies in the south of Brazil.