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on August 24, 2022

Not all layer house designs should be swabbed the same

The layout of poultry houses should drive egg producers’ Salmonella enteritidis prevention plans.

The importance of swabbing layer facilities according to the housing system used was discussed by Gerardo Ramirez, PhD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration during the 2022 Virtual Shell Egg Academy.

Environmentally testing, or swabbing, layer houses is necessary when identifying the presence of Salmonella enteritidis (SE) in a bird’s…

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