Investigation of prevalence and risk factors for Campylobacter in broiler flocks at slaughter: results from a UK survey.

  title={Investigation of prevalence and risk factors for Campylobacter in broiler flocks at slaughter: results from a UK survey.},
  author={Joanna R Lawes and Adriana Rodriguez Vidal and Felicity A. Clifton-Hadley and Riona Sayers and Janise E. Rodgers and Lucy C Snow and Sarah J Horst Evans and Lewis F. Powell},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={140 10},
During 2007-2009 a UK-wide, 3-year stratified randomized survey of UK chicken broiler flocks was conducted to estimate the prevalence of Campylobacter-infected batches of birds at slaughter. Thirty-seven abattoirs, processing 88·3% of the total UK slaughter throughput, were recruited at the beginning of the survey. Of the 1174 slaughter batches sampled, 79·2% were found to be colonized with Campylobacter, the majority of isolates being C. jejuni. Previous partial depopulation of the flock [odds… CONTINUE READING
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