Vaccination against Salmonella, together with the application of control measures on the farm, should make it possible to reduce the prevalence in the canal to the slaughterhouse.
It is planned to use the vaccine to significantly reduce the prevalence of Salmonella typhimurium in farms with an endemic infection, where the usual measures of control, biosecurity, hygiene increase, strict management and use of additives have not been sufficient.
Salmonella typhimurium is one of the most prevalent strains of Salmonella in pig farms in Spain and is also the most common when it is contaminated by Salmonella in slaughterhouses and pork meat industry. Salmonella typhimurium is also harmful to humans and appears with a high percentage of cases of people infected with Salmonella.
It is hoped that this pilot project will be reproducible for other companies in the Catalan pig sector, since the majority of pig farms have the same problem, with high prevalence rates of Salmonella in fattening animals (approximately 35%) and, later , the meat processing industry has serious difficulties in 100% eliminating the presence of Salmonella in meat and derivated products that are made available to consumers.
INNOVACC the Catalonian pig meat Cluster will help the maximum number of companies in the sector to take advantage of the results of the project and, in short, try to reduce the prevalence of Salmonella as an average of all Catalan pig farms below 10%, and it expects that the average for all Catalan pig slaughterhouses will be less than 5% in canals before oreo. These goals could be achieved starting in 2018.
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