Prevalence, characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella enterica and Yersinia enterocolitica in pigs at slaughter in Italy.

@article{Bonardi2013PrevalenceCA,
  title={Prevalence, characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella enterica and Yersinia enterocolitica in pigs at slaughter in Italy.},
  author={S Bonardi and Luca Bassi and Franco Brindani and Mario D'incau and Lisa Barco and Elena Carra and Stefano Pongolini},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={163 2-3},
  pages={248-57}
}
In 2005-2008, 1152 samples (451 faecal samples, 451 carcass swabs and 250 tonsils) were collected from 451 finishing pigs slaughtered in three abattoirs of northern Italy. In two abattoirs, 34 scalding water samples were collected. The aim of this study was to investigate the faecal and palatine tonsil carriage rate of Salmonella enterica and Yersinia enterocolitica in pigs at slaughter and the degree of carcass contamination by these bacteria. Typing of the isolates, virulence characterization… CONTINUE READING
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