Reference : Prevalence of Salmonella serotypes in male mule ducks in Belgium
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Prevalence of Salmonella serotypes in male mule ducks in Belgium
Flament, Aline [ > > ]
Soubbotina, Alexandra [ > > ]
Mainil, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Bactériologie et pathologie des maladies bactériennes >]
Marlier, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine des oiseaux, des lagomorphes et des rongeurs >]
Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association
British Veterinary Medicine
Yes (verified by ORBi)
United Kingdom
[en] Salmonella ; Ducks ; Belgium
[en] Salmonella species infections of male mule ducks were studied for 32 months in 100 flocks
on nine duck farms in Belgium. The prevalence of Salmonella species infections changed
significantly over time (P<0.001) with infection rates of 50, 13.4, 6.7, 2.6 and 2.9 per cent,
respectively, at the time of arrival on the farm, at three, six and nine weeks of age, and
when the ducks left the breeding unit to enter the force-feeding rooms (at 11 or 12 weeks
of age). During the study period, 95 strains of Salmonella were isolated, belonging to 11
serotypes. S Indiana (42.1 per cent) and S Regent (36.8 per cent) were the two most common
serotypes, whereas S Typhimurium and S Enteritidis were found only once (1.1 per cent). All
isolated strains were resistant to at least two antimicrobials, but resistance to more than five
antimicrobials was observed in 21.6 per cent of the strains.
grant from B. Lutgen, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Life, Environment and Tourism for the Walloon Region, Belgium
Encadrement de la production de foie gras et suivi sanitaire des filières wallonnes de volaille et lapins en Région wallonne
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