Longitudinal study of fecal Salmonella shedding by sows


Materials and methods: A total of 166 sows at two farrow-to-finish farms in Italy were tested for Salmonella shedding at four stages of reproduction. Sows were divided into three groups: primiparous (farrowed one litter), pluriparous (two to five litters), and old sows (> 5 litters). Fecal samples were collected approximately 2 weeks before parturition (Late Gestation), 1 and 3 weeks after parturition (Postpartum One and Two), and 30 to 60 days postpartum (Postweaning). Environmental samples were collected from farrowing rooms, farrowing crates, and gestation pens before placement of sows.

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@inproceedings{Magistrali2010LongitudinalSO, title={Longitudinal study of fecal Salmonella shedding by sows}, author={Chiara Francesca Magistrali}, year={2010} }