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Research article2010Peer reviewedOpen access

Direct and indirect transmission of four Salmonella enterica serotypes in pigs

Österberg, Julia; Sternberg Lewerin, Susanna; Wallgren, Per; Sternberg Lewerin, Susanna; Wallgren, Per


Conclusions: These results show that all four selected serotypes were able to be transmitted in at least one of these field-like trials, but the transmission rate was low in all groups and no obvious differences between feed-associated and pig-associated serotypes in the transmission to naive pigs and their subsequent faecal shedding were revealed. However, the post mortem results indicated a higher detection of S Typhimurium in the ileocecal lymph nodes of pigs introduced into a contaminated environment in comparison with the other three serotypes.

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Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
2010, Volume: 52