Salmonellosis control and best-practice in live sheep export feedlots

Project Code:  LIVE.0112

Year of Published: 2003

This study provides an overview of sheep feedlotting and the problem of salmonellosis within the Australian live export industry. The report outlines why the problem is occurring and long-term strategies to reduce the incidence of salmonellosis that include; the strategic use of sheds in paddock-based systems, increasing resistance to the Salmonella spp. organism and reducing the salmonella challenge within feedlots.

This study provides an overview of sheep feedlotting and the problem of salmonellosis within the Australian live export industry. The report outlines why the problem is occurring and long-term strategies to reduce the incidence of salmonellosis that include; the strategic use of sheds in paddock-based systems, increasing resistance to the Salmonella spp. organism and reducing the salmonella challenge within feedlots.

Keywords: Sheep, On-board/transport, Domestic, Disease

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