A comparison of pooled and individual bird sampling for detection of Salmonella in commercial egg laying flocks.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the sensitivity of culturing pooled samples containing varying numbers of individual droppings for detection of Salmonella in commercial egg-laying flocks relative to the within-flock prevalence. A laboratory experiment was performed to directly measure the effect of diluting positive with negative faeces on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2010.12.007

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