Microbiological analysis of the early Salmonella enteritidis infection in molted and unmolted hens.

@article{Holt1995MicrobiologicalAO,
  title={Microbiological analysis of the early Salmonella enteritidis infection in molted and unmolted hens.},
  author={Peter S. Holt and Nicolas P. Macri and Robert E. Porter},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={55-63}
}
A study was conducted in which the early kinetics (4 hr to 96 hr) of an infection by Salmonella enteritidis in older white leghorn hens was examined, and a molt was induced through withholding feed to determine its effect on the progression of this infection. Molted and unmolted hens were orally infected with 5-10 x 10(6) S. enteritidis on day 4 of the feed removal. At 4, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hr postinfection, liver, spleen, ileum, colon, cecum, and feces were removed from six hens per group and… CONTINUE READING

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