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on August 7, 2014

Does Salmonella translocate in organs to colonize broiler chicks?

Study shows the translocation of Salmonella typhimurium to the thymus, liver/gallbladder and spleen following oral and intracloacal inoculation of day-old chicks.

Control of Salmonella in poultry is complicated because of the numerous potential sources of contamination in an integrated poultry operation. In addition, Salmonella can colonize a young chick by entering through an assortment of body openings such as the mouth, cloaca eye and naval. The movement and potential localization of…

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