Determination of the incidence of Salmonella spp., Campylobacter jejuni, and Clostridium perfringens in wild birds near broiler chicken houses by sampling intestinal droppings.

@article{Craven2000DeterminationOT,
  title={Determination of the incidence of Salmonella spp., Campylobacter jejuni, and Clostridium perfringens in wild birds near broiler chicken houses by sampling intestinal droppings.},
  author={Susan Craven and Norman J. Stern and Eric Line and Jonathan S Bailey and Nelson A. Cox and Paula J. Fedorka-Cray},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={715-20}
}
Several methods were evaluated for collecting fecal and intestinal samples from wild birds found near broiler chicken houses. A few intestinal samples and cloacal swabs were obtained from European starlings and house sparrows. Most of the samples collected consisted of wild bird droppings found on or near the houses. Samples were collected from each of four farms of a broiler integrator during a grow-out cycle: a cycle in the summer for farm A, fall for farm B, and spring, summer, fall, and… CONTINUE READING