Provision of lactose to molting hens enhances resistance to Salmonella enteritidis colonization.

@article{Corrier1997ProvisionOL,
  title={Provision of lactose to molting hens enhances resistance to Salmonella enteritidis colonization.},
  author={D. E. Corrier and David J. Nisbet and Billy Hargis and Peter S. Holt and John R. Deloach},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={1997},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
Older leghorn hens, more than 50 weeks of age, were divided into three groups designated 1, unmolted controls; 2, molted; or 3, molted treated with lactose. Forced molt was induced by 14 days of feed removal. Lactose was provided to the hens in group 3 as 2.5% (wt/vol) of the daily drinking water. Each hen in all groups was challenged orally with 10(5) Salmonella enteritidis (SE) cells on day 7 of feed removal. The study was repeated in three replicated trials. The concentrations of acetic… CONTINUE READING
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