Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

As Salmonella is one of the major causes of food-borne disease in the European Union (EU), EU approved legislation to achieve a reduction of the prevalence of this agent in the pig sector. To set the target for this reduction in each country it was decided to carry out baseline surveys in the EU to estimate the prevalence of the agent. The dataset analyzed in this work refers to the cross sectional baseline survey on the prevalence of Salmonella in breeding pigs in Portugal. A total of 1670 pen fecal samples from 167 herds were submitted to fecal culture.

Book Title

78th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

232-235

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-630

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Risk associations for presence of Salmonella sp. in pen samples of breeding pigs in Portugal using binomial multilevel models

Maastricht, Netherlands

As Salmonella is one of the major causes of food-borne disease in the European Union (EU), EU approved legislation to achieve a reduction of the prevalence of this agent in the pig sector. To set the target for this reduction in each country it was decided to carry out baseline surveys in the EU to estimate the prevalence of the agent. The dataset analyzed in this work refers to the cross sectional baseline survey on the prevalence of Salmonella in breeding pigs in Portugal. A total of 1670 pen fecal samples from 167 herds were submitted to fecal culture.