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The vertical transmission of salmonellas and formic acid treatment of chicken feed. A possible strategy for control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3338506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The treatment of feed given to laying hens with 0.5% formic acid reduced significantly the isolation rate of salmonellas and was associated with a reduction in the incidence of infection in newly hatched chicks. These improvements were not sustained until slaughter, however, as growing birds acquired salmonellas, probably from feed which was not acid treated. The data indicate that formic acid treatment of chicken food could have important benefits for the public health.
T J Humphrey; D G Lanning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0950-2688     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-24     Completed Date:  1988-03-24     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Laboratory, Heavitree, Exeter, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Food Microbiology
Formic Acids*
Poultry Diseases / prevention & control,  transmission*
Salmonella / isolation & purification
Salmonella Infections, Animal / prevention & control,  transmission*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Formic Acids; 64-18-6/formic acid

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