Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

The Salmonella monitoring programme in The Netherlands started in 2005. The programme consists of Salmonella monitoring as well on the pre harvested as the post harvested stage. The monitoring programme is an obligatory PVV-programme, which includes both the herd level of fattening pigs (pre-harvest) and the slaughterhouse level (postharvest). Herd level monitoring is based on testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies against Salmonella. Per period of 4 months, 12 blood samples have to be collected. The blood samples can be taken on the farm or in the slaughterhouse. The samples are tested in the Idexx ELISA or comparable serological tests, with a cut off of 40% OD. The tests are carried out by approved laboratories.

Book Title

101st International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

305

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-652

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The Salmonella monitoring programme in The Netherlands

Maastricht, Netherlands

The Salmonella monitoring programme in The Netherlands started in 2005. The programme consists of Salmonella monitoring as well on the pre harvested as the post harvested stage. The monitoring programme is an obligatory PVV-programme, which includes both the herd level of fattening pigs (pre-harvest) and the slaughterhouse level (postharvest). Herd level monitoring is based on testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies against Salmonella. Per period of 4 months, 12 blood samples have to be collected. The blood samples can be taken on the farm or in the slaughterhouse. The samples are tested in the Idexx ELISA or comparable serological tests, with a cut off of 40% OD. The tests are carried out by approved laboratories.