Study of the impact on Salmonella of moving outdoor pigs to fresh land.

@article{Smith2017StudyOT,
  title={Study of the impact on Salmonella of moving outdoor pigs to fresh land.},
  author={R P Smith and Vallejo Andr{\'e}s and Luisa Dormer and Rebecca J. Gosling and C Oastler and Robert H. Davies},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2017},
  volume={145 10},
  pages={1983-1992}
}
Anecdotal evidence has suggested that outdoor-kept pigs show an improvement to health and productivity after being moved to a new site. This study explores whether Salmonella occurrence reduced and was sustained after moving to a new site. Nine farms were followed for a year in which four sampling visits were completed. The highest detection of Salmonella was from pooled faecal dropping from pigs, run-off/ pooled water, rodents and wild birds. Descriptive summaries showed that the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING