Salmonella Intervention: A Multi-Step Approach01 May 2014
US - Salmonella remains one of the deadliest food-borne pathogens and one of the most challenging for poultry producers, according to Diamond V.
Thorough cooking can kill Salmonella in meat and eggs, however, minimising the incidence of pathogenic bacteria and delivering a safe food product should be a priority for producers.
On-farm live bird intervention can be an effective means to reduce Salmonella in poultry arriving at the processing plant.
Effective Salmonella intervention is a multi-step approach, starting with the breeder flock and following through the grow-out system, in order to minimise contamination coming into the plant. Measures include:
- Initiating multi-tiered Salmonella monitoring programmes, covering breeder flocks, hatcheries, feed mills, broiler or layer flock status, birds at processing plant
- Reducing Salmonella incidence in the breeder flock by vaccination
- Implementing feed interventions, including feed mill monitoring
- Optimising nutrition and immune status of birds, including feeding to balance the immune system, controlling Salmonella prevalence and load, and reducing effects of coccidiosis (e.g. Diamond V Original XPCTM)
- Raising birds with Salmonella reduction in mind, including all-in/all-out grow-out
- Implementing Salmonella control measures between flocks and via ongoing pest control system
- Executing effective biosecurity measures, including control of human traffic.
Maximum benefits derive from feeding Original XPC to poultry (both breeders and progeny) from day-old chicks to slaughter. Original XPC balances the immune system, which helps minimise insult from Salmonella challenge.
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