Shedding and colonization of Campylobacter jejuni in broilers from day-of-hatch to slaughter age.

@article{Achen1998SheddingAC,
  title={Shedding and colonization of Campylobacter jejuni in broilers from day-of-hatch to slaughter age.},
  author={M Achen and Teresa Y Morishita and E C Ley},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={732-7}
}
Poultry are considered to be the primary reservoirs of Campylobacter jejuni for humans. Campylobacter jejuni can colonize the poultry intestinal tract and its subsequent shedding can result in environmental contamination, resulting in an increased risk of infection for the rest of the flock. At present, there is no information on the daily shedding pattern of C. jejuni in broiler chickens. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the daily shedding pattern of C. jejuni in broiler… CONTINUE READING

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