Presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in Wild Small Mammals on Organic Farms

B.G. Meerburg, W.F. Jacobs-Reitsma, J.A. Wagenaar, A. Kijlstra

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    Abstract

    The presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in rodents and insectivores (n = 282) was investigated on organic farms. Infections were encountered in house mice (8 of 83 Campylobacter positive and 1 of 83 Salmonella sp. strain Livingstone positive) and brown rats (1 of 8 Campylobacter positive) but not in other species. No shared Campylobacter genotypes were found between rodent and pig manure isolates. Effective on-farm rodent management is recommended
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)960-962
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Volume72
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • organic farming
    • small mammals
    • rats
    • mice
    • salmonella
    • campylobacter
    • poultry
    • infection
    • strains
    • jejuni

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