Presence and impact of Salmonella contamination in commercial broiler hatcheries.

@article{Cox1990PresenceAI,
  title={Presence and impact of Salmonella contamination in commercial broiler hatcheries.},
  author={Nelson A. Cox and Jonathan S Bailey and Joshua Mauldin and Lori Blankenship},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1990},
  volume={69 9},
  pages={1606-9}
}
Egg fragments from hatching trays, swabs of belting material, and paper pads from three broiler hatcheries were sampled for the presence and level of salmonellae. Salmonella serotypes were recovered from 71, 80, and 74% of the egg fragments, belting material, and paper pads, respectively. Overall, salmonellae were found in 75, 91, and 67% of the samples taken at Hatchery 1,2, and 3, respectively. Thirty-eight of 40 randomly selected samples contained greater than 10(3) salmonellae cells per… CONTINUE READING