Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

In 2006/7 the prevalence of Salmonella in UK slaughter pigs was found to be amongst the highest in Europe. In advance of the anticipated EU-wide National Control Programme for Salmonella in pigs, a UK-wide monitoring programme was set up by Defra and funded in collaboration with key Government and industry partners. The monitoring programme presented a cost-effective opportunity to concurrently collect data on other potentially zoonotic pathogens for which prevalence data is currently limited, including Toxoplasma, Yersinia, Hepatitis E virus (HEV) and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv). Antimicrobial resistance testing of Campylobacter coli isolates and testing for ESBL E. coli was also undertaken (details not reported here).

Book Title

10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

57-59

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-909

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Prevalence of Salmonella, Toxoplasma, Yersinia, Hepatitis E and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus in UK pigs at slaughter

Portland, Maine, USA

In 2006/7 the prevalence of Salmonella in UK slaughter pigs was found to be amongst the highest in Europe. In advance of the anticipated EU-wide National Control Programme for Salmonella in pigs, a UK-wide monitoring programme was set up by Defra and funded in collaboration with key Government and industry partners. The monitoring programme presented a cost-effective opportunity to concurrently collect data on other potentially zoonotic pathogens for which prevalence data is currently limited, including Toxoplasma, Yersinia, Hepatitis E virus (HEV) and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv). Antimicrobial resistance testing of Campylobacter coli isolates and testing for ESBL E. coli was also undertaken (details not reported here).