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Salmonella control in feed

Ioannis Mavromichalis
I have just finished reading a comprehensive review on practical control measures against Salmonella in animal feed. This review, by Jones (2011, Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 20:102-113), clearly indicates that thermal treatment (usually pelleting) alone is not enough to eliminate Salmonella.

 

Additions of chemical products (such as certain organic acids and/or formaldehyde) are also recommended in combination or alone. Other measures are also proposed to (a) reduce the chances of Salmonella entering the feed plant, and (b) once unavoidably there, ways to reduce its multiplication rate.

I am sure this review will be of much interest not only to nutritionists, but also to feed plant managers!

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    Susanto

    Can we use any powdered probiotics against Salmonella in feed? Thank you

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    Tuvyah

    I once toyed with the idea of using an ozone generator applied to the elevator or in the final mixer on the way to the shipping bins - the last possible site at the plant.

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    Dr Sabur

    As reported by GP, PS & commercial layer/broiler farm managers/consultants of Bangladesh, they are happy using Coated Na Butyrate in feed to control Salmonella, E Coli infections. Some of them use buffered water acidifier, a good combination of propionic acid, formic acid & acetic acid in water with/without vegetable origin lactic acid bacteria in combination with enzymes & yeast either in water or feed. And they are trying to make their farms antibiotic-free.

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    Eddie

    I strongly agreed with using Coated Sodium Butyrate against salmonella. This material is practically proven to eliminate salmonella completely at lots of farms in Asia, especially in mainland China, Malaysia and etc countries. One attractive practice is Coated Sodium Butyrate is not an antibiotic, but it works.

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