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Check pigs for salmonella


Salmonella is a bacterium from which pigs generally do not get sick, but which does have a major impact on the food chain. People can get a food infection from it if they eat meat from the infected animals. Therefore, it is important to address the problem at its source.

Preventive measures

Good hygiene is the main preventive measure. Usually, the pigs show no symptoms of the infection. Therefore, check them for the presence of antibodies, which show contact with the salmonella bacteria. Lavetan tests this using the ELIS

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What is salmonella?

A salmonella infection is caused by the salmonella bacteria. There are more than 2500 different serotypes. Some occur in a specific species; others can easily infect multiple species as well as humans.

Most often in the pig, we do not see symptoms indicating infection, although there may be watery, yellow diarrhea, and high fever; sudden death in some pigs may also be a result of the bacteria.

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