Project

The prevalence of Salmonella Pullorum/Gallinarum in commercial and backyard poultry flocks

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2010
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
salmonella gallinarum prevalence poultry
 
Project description

Recent outbreaks of S. Pullorum/Gallinarum on layer farms are of great concern for the poultry industry. To date, no information on the prevalence and spread of S. Gallinarum is available. This study aims to determine the prevalence of S. Gallinarum in commercial and backyard poultry flocks and to see whether the different isolated strains are linked with each other, using genotyping.