Salmonella control in layer chickens

  • Organisation The Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney

Salmonella control in layer chickens

Confidence in the ability to reduce any presence of Salmonella on shell eggs by the use of vaccine technology determined.

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The objectives of this project were to determine the capability to restrict Salmonella colonisation of and Salmonella shedding from layer chickens after differing vaccination regimes using live and inactivated Salmonella vaccines. These results were analysed to identify cost effective vaccination regime(s) to limit and achieve a reduction of Salmonella intestinal colonisation in commercial layer chickens in Australia.

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