Holistic approach in accordance with animal health, environmental protection, livestock management and foodborne zoonoses
Salmonella Control in Laying Farms
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Even after almost two decades of combating Salmonella infections, this microorganism still represents an important cause of food-borne diseases in humans (DEFRA, 2009). It is estimated that Salmonella causes 93.8 million human infections and 155,000 deaths annually worldwide (Hendriksen et al., 2011). The prevention of Salmonella infection already starts at farm level and can be managed most successfully by a “holistic approach”. This means tackling the challenge of Salmonella prevention from all angles – approaching it with 360 degrees.
Within this concept, all potential entry sources and vectors (feed, day-old chicks, rodents, equipment, water, staff, etc.) are carefully considered when evaluating intervention strategies against Salmonella (Barrow et al, 2012). Based on research, at Elanco we understand that sustainable Salmonella control at poultry farms can be achieved through a “holistic approach” which is based on two main prophylactic columns:
General Pre-harvest Prophylaxis: Biosecurity, rodent & pest control, cleaning & disinfection, health management, education & awareness:
- To reduce the infection pressure in the environment
- To prevent Salmonella from entering the animal house
Specific Pre-harvest Prophylaxis: Vaccination, diagnostics & monitoring and nutritional management:
- To build bird immunity
- To prevent dissemination to other birds or natural reservoirs
Code of Practice for the Control of Salmonella during the Production, Storage and Transport of Compound Feeds, Premixtures, Feed Materials and Feed Additives Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), United Kingdom. © Crown copyright (2009) EN 2009 Booklet
Code of Practice for the prevention and control of rodent infestations on poultry farms Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), United Kigdom. © Crown copyright (2009) EN 2009 Booklet
UK National Control Programme for Salmonella in breeding flocks Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), United Kingdom. © Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), United Kingdom. (2005) EN 2009 Booklet
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